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LISA
Laser Interferometer Space Antenna
Theme
  • What are the fundamental physical laws of the Universe?
  • How did the Universe originate and what is it made of?
  • Primary Goal Detect and observe gravitational waves from astronomical sources in a frequency range of 10-4 to 10-1 Hz
    Spacecraft Three identical spacecraft, each carrying two telescopes with associated lasers and optical systems that together act as an interferometer
    Orbit The three spacecraft fly in a near-equilateral triangular formation separated from each other by 5 million kilometres. Together they trail behind the Earth at a distance of 50 million km in the planet's orbit around the Sun
    Type L-class candidate mission

    Mission home: http://sci.esa.int/lisa

    NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
    New approach for L-class mission candidates
    Gravitational waves in the limelight at the International LISA Symposium
    LATEST PUBLICATIONS
    NGO technical and programmatic review report
    NGO assessment study report (Yellow Book)
    LISA assessment study report (Yellow Book)
    LISA technical review report
    ELSEWHERE ON ESA.INT
    How to keep LISA's laser on target five million km away

     

     

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    HIGHLIGHTS
    L-class missions presentation event 2011
    (3 Feb 2011)
    LISA Astro-GR@Paris
    (13 Sep 2010)
    8th International LISA Symposium
    (28 Jun 2010)

    Last Update: 1 September 2019
    13-Aug-2020 03:28 UT

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