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LISA Pathfinder launch - fairing separation

LISA Pathfinder launch - fairing separation

Date: 08 October 2015
Satellite: LISA Pathfinder
Copyright: ESA/ATG medialab

Artist's impression of the Vega rocket carrying LISA Pathfinder into orbit, showing the moment the aerodynamic fairing is jettisoned.

LISA Pathfinder will test key technologies for space-based observation of gravitational waves – ripples in the fabric of spacetime that are predicted by Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity.

Full animated sequence: LISA Pathfinder launch animation.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
19-May-2024 01:44 UT

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