LISA Consortium reboots to build mission
Call for applications to the renewed LISA Consortium
Artist's impression of the new LISA constellation. © LISA Consortium
LISA Pathfinder – the quietest place in space
New LISA Pathfinder results exceed requirements for future gravitational-wave observatory LISA by far
LISA Pathfinder final mission results. © ESA
LISA mission passes review successfully and begins next stage of development
The future space-based gravitational wave observatory, LISA, has recently passed its Mission Definition Review (MDR) with flying colours.
A Satellite of the LISA-Mission. © AEI/MM/exozet; GW simulation: NASA/C. Henze
LISA Pathfinder: Time to say goodbye
Join the LISA Pathfinder scientists in the last minutes of the mission, and learn what will come after LISA Pathfinder.
Milestone for Multimessenger Astronomy
First gravitational waves from colliding neutron stars observed together with electromagnetic counterparts
Artist’s illustration of two merging neutron stars. ©NSF/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet
Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 for Gravitational Waves
Barry Barish, Kip Thorne and Rainer Weiss of LIGO/Virgo Collaboration are Nobel Laureates of 2017
Good Night, LISA Pathfinder!
LISA Pathfinder has been switched off as planned on the evening of 18th of July, ending its successful mission which surpassed all expectations
LISA Pathfinder has demonstrated core elements of a spaceborne gravitational-wave observatory. © ESA–C.Carreau
Gravitational Wave mission selected for ESA’s L3 mission
The LISA trio of satellites to detect gravitational waves from space has been selected as the third large-class mission in ESA’s Science programme
Why we need a gravitational wave observatory in space
The science case for LISA
Merging Black Holes. Credit: T. Pyle/LIGO
LISA Pathfinder Mission exceeds expectations
LISA Pathfinder successfully demonstrates key technologies for gravitational wave observation in space
LPF is testing technology for future gravitational-wave observatories in space. © ESA–C.Carreau
The Gravitational Universe
Illuminating the dark universe with a new astronomy
Artist's impression of supermassive black hole. Credit: ESA/NASA, AVO project, Paolo Padovani.
LISA: A New Astronomy
Laser Interferometer Space Antenna
Artist's impression of LISA satellite. Credit: AEI/MM/exozet
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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.
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