LPF Mission

Lancement prévu pour Decembre 2015

En route pour eLISA avec LISA Pathfinder

Vacuum integrity test of LPF. Credit: Astrium Ltd (an EADS company)

LISA Pathfinder tracera la voie vers la mission eLISA en testant, dans l’espace, le concept (les principes ?) de la détection d’ondes gravitationnelles.

L'endroit le plus silencieux du système solaire

LISA Pathfinder (LPF) placera deux masses d’épreuve en "chute libre" quasi parfaite, contrôlera et mesurera leur mouvement relatif avec une précision inégalée. Ceci sera effectué grâce à des thechnologies innovantes telles que des senseurs inertiels, un système de métrologie laser, un système à compensation de trainée et des micro-propulseurs délivrant des micro-Newton. L’ensemble de ces masses d’épreuve et leur environnement constitueront probablement un des endroits les plus "calmes" du système solaire.

Toutes ces technologies sont non seulement essentielles pour la mission eLISA, elles seront également à la base de toutes les missions qui voudront tester la théorie de la relativitié générale d’Einstein.

LPF sera lancé en novembre 2015.

The LISA Consortium

The LISA Consortium is committed to supporting the LISA mission. It includes all the main investigators involved in the highly successful LISA Pathfinder mission, a number of scientists who worked on the ground-based LIGO, Virgo, and GEO projects, and a number who worked on the Laser Ranging Interferometer on the GRACE Follow-On mission, thus making full use of the expertise accumulated so far. The LISA Consortium proposed and submitted the white paper The Gravitational Universe which was accepted for the ESA L3 slot.

If you are a scientist and wish to contribute to the LISA mission, use this scientist registration form.

Latest news and consortium activities

Date Title Summary
May 04, 2022
LISA reaches a crucial milestone The future gravitational-wave observatory in space completes a rigorous review LISA, the...
Nov 04, 2021
US National Academy of Sciences highlights LISA as a “New Window on the Dynamic Universe” Today, the US National Academy of Sciences has noted the important presence in the NASA...
Apr 09, 2021
LISA Pathfinder - A Space Saga This series of short clips takes you back 5 years ago and lets you relive LISA Pathfinder...
Sep 01, 2020
The 13th International LISA Symposium September 1-3, 2020 The 13th International LISA Symposium featured a program dedicated to gravitational wave...
Jun 03, 2020
New movie about LISA, the first gravitational wave observatory in space On the occasion of the 236th meeting of the American Astronomical Society the LISA...


Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Aug 20, 2023
Conferences Gravitational waves meet effective field theories, August 20-26, Benasque, Spain
Jul 10, 2023
Conferences Gravitational-wave populations: what's next? July 10-14 2023 at University of Milano-Bicocca
Jul 03, 2023
Conferences 26th Capra Meeting 3-7-July 2023 at The Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen
Jun 05, 2023
Conferences Thematic school GWsNS-2023: Gravitational Waves from Neutron Stars, 5.–9. June 2023, Aussois, France
May 21, 2023
Conferences GWADW 2023, May 21-27, La Biodola (Elba)
May 03, 2023
Conferences Dark Matter and Stars: Multi-Messenger Probes of Dark Matter and Modified Gravity, May 3-5 2023, Lisbon
May 03, 2023
Conferences 13th Central European Relativity Seminar, May 3-5, 2023, Stockholm
Apr 19, 2023
Conferences 16th BONN workshop on the formation and evolution of neutron stars, 19-20 April at MPI for Radio Astronomy
Apr 13, 2023
Conferences BritGrav23, April 13-14 2023, Southampton
Apr 03, 2023
Conferences CoCoNuT Meeting 2023, April 3-5 at MPI for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
Mar 28, 2023
Conferences Workshop on Very Light Dark Matter 2023, 28-30 March, Mario Royal Kaikan (Chino, Nagano) + Online
Mar 18, 2023
Conferences Rencontres de Moriond and GRAM Colloquium on Gravitation, March 18-25 2023
Mar 13, 2023
Conferences Terrestrial Very-Long-Baseline Atom Interferometry Workshop 13.–14. March 2023 CERN
Mar 05, 2023
Conferences Astro-GR@Cuba 2023, March 5-18, Habana
Feb 13, 2023
Conferences SIGRAV International School 2023 - School of Applied Quantum Gravity Feb 13 – 17, 2023, Salerno, Italy


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