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LISA & LISA Pathfinder

LISA will be a large-scale space mission designed to detect one of the most elusive phenomena in astronomy - gravitational waves. With LISA we will be able to observe the entire universe directly with gravitational waves, learning about the formation of structure and galaxies, stellar evolution, the early universe, and the structure and nature of spacetime itself. The LISA proposal for the L3 mission slot was accepted by ESA in June 2017 and the mission is currently in the first planning stages.

The LISA Pathfinder Mission successfully paved the way for the LISA mission by demonstrating the key technologies for a large gravitational wave observatory in space. The results show that LISA Pathfinder is working to a precision better than required for LISA. The LISA Pathfinder mission was launched on 3rd December 2015 and ended in July 2017.

Latest news and consortium activities

Date Title Summary
Sep 11, 2018
LISA Pathfinder Mission Accomplished Gathering of LISA Pathfinder collaboration, Trento, September 11-13, 2018The LISA...
Mar 26, 2018
Building the Mission: LISA Consortium Reboot We are now ready to reboot the Consortium and ask you to apply.
Feb 05, 2018
LISA Pathfinder – the quietest place in space New LISA Pathfinder results exceed requirements for future gravitational-wave observatory...
Jan 25, 2018
LISA PATHFINDER WINS AMERICAN ASTRONAUTICAL SOCIETY AWARD ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission has been honoured with the 2017 Space Technology Award of...
Jan 22, 2018
LISA mission passes review successfully and begins next stage of development Before an ESA mission reaches the launch pad, it has to go through a number of approval...

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