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
Jul 19, 2017
Good Night, LISA Pathfinder! LISA Pathfinder has been switched off as planned on the evening of 18thof July, ending...
Jul 13, 2017
LISA Pathfinder: Bake, rattle and roll The final days of the LISA Pathfinder mission are some of the busiest, as controllers...
Jun 20, 2017
Gravitational Wave mission selected, planet-hunting mission moves forward The LISA trio of satellites to detect gravitational waves from space has been selected...
Apr 17, 2017
NASA Team Explores Using LISA Pathfinder as a 'Comet Crumb' Detector LISA Pathfinder, a mission led by the European Space Agency (ESA) with contributions from...
Apr 04, 2017
The LISA Consortium mourns Pierre Binetruy Pierre was one of the greatest scientists in the LISA community, an overwhelming driving...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Jul 08, 2018
Conferences 12th International LISA Symposium, Chicago 8-13 July 2018
Jul 02, 2018
Conferences 2nd Institute of Space Sciences Summer School - Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Jul 02, 2018
Conferences Summer school: Gravitational Waves 2018, Les Houches, France, July 2nd-27th 2018
Jun 29, 2018
Positions Postdoctoral Fellowships in Multi-Messenger Astrophysics at RIT
Jun 18, 2018
Conferences CRIS2018 First Announcement
Jun 15, 2018
Conferences Indiana University Center for Spacetime Symmetries Summer School, June 15-21, 2018
Jun 11, 2018
Conferences Dublin School on Gravitational Wave Source Modelling 11-22 June 2018, University College Dublin
Jun 04, 2018
Conferences GEMMA Physics Workshop, Italy, 4-7 June 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
Jun 04, 2018
Conferences GEMMA International Workshop in Lecce (Italy), June 04-07, 2018
May 29, 2018
Conferences Gravity Exploration Institute Opening Workshop, Cardiff, May 29-30
May 28, 2018
Conferences XIII Sigrav Graduate School In Contemporary Relativity and Gravitational Physics, May 28-June 1 2018, Como, Italy
May 24, 2018
Conferences 21st Eastern Gravity Meeting at Long Island University-Brooklyn, May 24-25, 2018
May 16, 2018
Conferences Neutron star merger summer school at FRIB, East Lansing, MI, May 16-18, 2018
May 13, 2018
Conferences KITP Program Announcement - The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics

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