Laser Interferometer Space Antenna
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||Detect and observe gravitational waves from astronomical sources in a frequency range of 10-4 to 10-1 Hz|
||Three identical spacecraft, each carrying two telescopes with associated lasers and optical systems that together act as an interferometer|
||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|
||L-class candidate mission|
Last Update: 1 September 2019