LPF Mission

Lancement prévu pour Decembre 2015

En route pour eLISA avec LISA Pathfinder

Vacuum integrity test of LPF. Credit: Astrium Ltd (an EADS company)

LISA Pathfinder tracera la voie vers la mission eLISA en testant, dans l’espace, le concept (les principes ?) de la détection d’ondes gravitationnelles.

L'endroit le plus silencieux du système solaire

LISA Pathfinder (LPF) placera deux masses d’épreuve en "chute libre" quasi parfaite, contrôlera et mesurera leur mouvement relatif avec une précision inégalée. Ceci sera effectué grâce à des thechnologies innovantes telles que des senseurs inertiels, un système de métrologie laser, un système à compensation de trainée et des micro-propulseurs délivrant des micro-Newton. L’ensemble de ces masses d’épreuve et leur environnement constitueront probablement un des endroits les plus "calmes" du système solaire.

Toutes ces technologies sont non seulement essentielles pour la mission eLISA, elles seront également à la base de toutes les missions qui voudront tester la théorie de la relativitié générale d’Einstein.

LPF sera lancé en novembre 2015.

Latest news and consortium activities

Date Title Summary
Nov 13, 2011
LISA Pathfinder takes major step in hunt for gravitational waves Sensors destined for ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission in 2014 have exceeded expectations in...
May 24, 2012
Getting ready for next time: European gravitational wave community strengthens space collaboration The LISA mission was reported to have been unanimously ranked first by ESA´s scientific...
May 23, 2013
ESA’s next large mission: LISA white paper submitted We have come remarkably far using light of different spectrums as our tool for observing...
May 20, 2013
LPF scheduled for launch in 2015 The LISA consortium strongly supports ESA's LISA Pathfinder (LPF) mission, whose launch...
Apr 07, 2013
Ready for launch: Heart of LISA Pathfinder space mission tested successfully The optical bench of the LISA Pathfinder (LPF) mission is currently being extensively...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topicsort descending Image Title
Conferences Hyperspace@AEI
Jul 08, 2018
Conferences 12th International LISA Symposium, Chicago 8-13 July 2018
Jun 04, 2018
Conferences The Sound of Spacetime: The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Science, 4-15 June 2018, Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany
May 28, 2018
Conferences XIII Sigrav Graduate School In Contemporary Relativity and Gravitational Physics, May 28-June 1 2018, Como, Italy
Jun 11, 2018
Conferences Dublin School on Gravitational Wave Source Modelling 11-22 June 2018, University College Dublin
Jul 02, 2018
Conferences Summer school: Gravitational Waves 2018, Les Houches, France, July 2nd-27th 2018
Mar 01, 2018
Conferences GRAvitational-wave Science & technology Symposium (GRASS 2018), 1-2 March 2018, Padova (Italy)
Jul 14, 2018
Conferences 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Pasadena, CA, United States, 14 - 22 July 2018
May 13, 2019
Conferences The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics, May 13 - Jul 19 2019 at UCSB
Jun 04, 2018
Conferences GEMMA Physics Workshop, Italy, 4-7 June 2018
Jun 18, 2018
Conferences CRIS2018 First Announcement
May 13, 2018
Conferences KITP Program Announcement - The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics
May 07, 2018
Conferences XIX LNF Spring School at the INFN, Italy, May 7-11 2018
Mar 16, 2018
Conferences 34th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting, Caltech, March 16–17, 2018
May 12, 2018
Conferences GWADW at Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska, May 12-17 2018

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