LPF went online in March and, since then, performed spectacularly, far exceeding all expectations. LISA Pathfinder created the quietest place known to humankind, demonstrating that the technology onboard is a perfect option to measure gravitational waves in outer space.
Working on a fundamental physics mission
LISA Pathfinder is an ESA technology test mission for the LISA mission. LISA Pathfinder is testing most LISA technologies in space and will validate a complete model of all physical noise that can be extrapolated to the full LISA mission.
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