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
Dec 05, 2022
Conferences Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop (GWPAW) 2022, December 5-9, Melbourne
Aug 26, 2022
Conferences European Einstein Toolkit Meeting 2022, 29 August - 2 September, Dublin, Ireland
Aug 22, 2022
Conferences NASA workshop on Time Domain and Multi-Messenger Astrophysics, August 22-24 in Maryland, USA
Aug 02, 2022
Conferences IAU Symposium 368 - Machine Learning in Astronomy: Possibilities and Pitfalls, August 2-4 2022 in Busan, South Korea
Aug 01, 2022
Conferences 8th PAX workshop at MIT Aug 1-3 2022
Jul 25, 2022
Conferences Welcome to LISA Symposium 14, July 25-29 2022
Jul 25, 2022
Conferences Frontiers in Numerical Relativity, July 25-29, 2022, Jena, Germany
Jul 11, 2022
Conferences UK National Astronomy Meeting 2022, July 11-15
Jul 03, 2022
Conferences New frontiers in strong gravity, Benasque, Spain, July 3-16 2022
Jun 27, 2022
Conferences Special Session on GW and MMA Astronomy at the European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting
Jun 20, 2022
Conferences Bayesian Deep Learning workshop for Cosmology and Time Domain astrophysics - Paris, Jun 20-24 2022
Jun 15, 2022
Conferences EuCAPT Workshop: Gravitational wave probes of black hole environments, 15-17 June 2022, Sapienza, Rome
Jun 13, 2022
Conferences 2022 North American Einstein Toolkit School
Jun 12, 2022
Conferences Humboldt meets Leibniz - Emerging Topics in Optics and Photonics June 12-14, 2022, Herrenhausen Palace Hannover, Germany
Jun 06, 2022
Conferences GRAvitational-wave Science&technology Symposium, 6-7 June, Padova, Italy


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