EXCLAIM (Experiment for Cryogenic Large-Aperture Intensity Mapping)

An illustration in multiple shades of blue depicting EXCLAIM. The instrument is made up of a hollow cylindrical object next to a rectangular object. The whole instrument sits within a framework that extends upwards to a point, where it will attach to a balloon.
Historical DateDecember 20, 2022
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An illustration of the EXCLAIM instrument. The colors depicted in this illustration are for artistic purposes only.

NASA's EXCLAIM is a balloon mission that will loft a far-infrared telescope to the top of Earth's atmosphere to study how stars and galaxies have formed over time and create 3D maps of the universe.

Planned launch: Fall 2024