LISA: Detecting and observing gravitational waves
Publication date: 16 August 2000
Journal: ESA Brochure
The Mission Summary of the Cornerstone Study Results: LISA.
The primary goal of the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission is to detect and observe gravitational waves from massive black holes and galactic binaries in the frequency range 10-4 to 10-1 Hz. This low-frequency range is inaccessible to groundbased interferometers because of the unshieldable background of local gravitational noise, and because ground-based interferometers are limited in length to a few kilometres.Link to publication