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Professor Stefano Vitale, principal investigator of ESA's LISA Pathfinder and currently the chair of ESA's Science Programme Committee, has been honoured with the 2020 Tycho Brahe Medal for leading the ambitious mission that demonstrated technology to detect gravitational waves from space.

Published: 6 March 2020

What happens when two supermassive black holes collide? Combining the observing power of two future ESA missions, Athena and LISA, would allow us to study these cosmic clashes and their mysterious aftermath for the first time.

Published: 23 May 2019
The LISA trio of satellites to detect gravitational waves from space has been selected as the third large-class mission in ESA's Science programme, while the PLATO exoplanet hunter moves into development.
Published: 20 June 2017
After sixteen months of science operations, LISA Pathfinder will complete its mission on 30 June, having successfully demonstrated the technology to build ESA's future space observatory of gravitational waves.
Published: 20 June 2017
Today, ESA has invited European scientists to propose concepts for the third large mission in its science programme, to study the gravitational Universe.
Published: 25 October 2016
ESA has decided on a new way forward for L-class mission candidates in the Cosmic Vision programme. This new approach takes account of recent developments with ESA's international partners.
Published: 19 April 2011
Scientists from around the world are gathering at Stanford University, California, to discuss the latest developments in the pioneering Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission.
Published: 28 June 2010
LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) is a collaborative ESA/NASA mission to detect and observe gravitational waves with a launch currently foreseen in the timeframe of 2012/2013. LISA will interferometrically measure the changes in distance between free-falling proof masses that are due to gravitational waves.
Published: 11 May 2005
Although you can never be certain of predicting future developments in science, there is a good chance of a fundamental breakthrough in physics soon. With a series of unique experiments and missions designed to test our understanding of gravity, the European Space Agency (ESA) hopes to get to the very bottom of it.
Published: 11 September 2002
For the first time since Portugal became the 15th ESA member state, a delegation of the Scientific Programmes Directorate, led by the Director, Roger Bonnet, met members of the Portuguese scientific community to present ESA's future activities and to explore the possibility of involvement of the Portuguese scientific and industrial communities. The meeting, held on 18 April at Coimbra University, focused specifically on the field of fundamental physics. It prepares the ground for a forthcoming session in Lisbon on 3 May, which will be targeted more to the industrial community.
Published: 26 April 2001
Representatives of the European Space Agency's LISA Study team and the European LISA science community met today at the European Space Technology Centre (ESTEC) in The Netherlands to discuss the project's current statusand future plans.
Published: 1 March 2001
Leading representatives of the ESA and NASA space science communities congregated this week at the European Space Technology Centre (ESTEC) in The Netherlands to discuss cooperation on LISA - the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna.
Published: 24 January 2001
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