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LISA Pathfinder in space

Date: 25 November 2015
Satellite: LISA Pathfinder
Copyright: ESA–C.Carreau

Artist's impression of LISA Pathfinder, ESA's mission to test technology for future gravitational-wave observatories in space.

LISA Pathfinder operates from a vantage point in space about 1.5 million km from Earth towards the Sun, orbiting the first Sun–Earth Lagrangian point, L1.

Animated sequence of the journey: LISA Pathfinder's journey to L1.


Last Update: 25 January 2016

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