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.

Latest news and consortium activities

Date Title Summary
Sep 14, 2018
Another milestone for LISA: Further investigations confirm LISA Pathfinder's success Latest investigations confirmed that LISA Pathfinder has demonstrated the feasibility of...
Sep 11, 2018
LISA Pathfinder Mission Accomplished Gathering of LISA Pathfinder collaboration, Trento, September 11-13, 2018The LISA...
Mar 26, 2018
Building the Mission: LISA Consortium Reboot We are now ready to reboot the Consortium and ask you to apply.
Feb 05, 2018
LISA Pathfinder – the quietest place in space New LISA Pathfinder results exceed requirements for future gravitational-wave observatory...
Jan 25, 2018
LISA PATHFINDER WINS AMERICAN ASTRONAUTICAL SOCIETY AWARD ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission has been honoured with the 2017 Space Technology Award of...

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Conferences, publications and positions

Date News topic Image Title
Jul 15, 2019
Conferences Advancing Theoretical Astrophysics Summer School, July 15 – 26, 2019, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jul 07, 2019
Conferences GR22 and Amaldi13 in Valencia, Spain, JULY 7-12, 2019
May 13, 2019
Conferences The New Era of Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astrophysics, May 13 - Jul 19 2019 at UCSB
Apr 01, 2019
Conferences IX Friends of Friends Meeting in Córdoba Argentina
Mar 25, 2019
Conferences The New Era of Multi Messenger Astrophysics, 25-29 March 2019, Groningen, The Netherlands
Mar 25, 2019
Conferences The New Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics, 25-29 March 2019, Groningen
Feb 07, 2019
Conferences Aspen Winter Conference 2019, February 9-15 2019
Jan 04, 2019
Positions Postdoctoral positions in Computational and Gravitational Wave Astrophysics at the University of Helsinki
Jan 04, 2019
Positions Director at Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS), Swinburne University of Technology
Jan 04, 2019
Positions Spanish Programs for Tenure Track and Postdoctoral Positions at the University of the Balearic Islands
Dec 28, 2018
Positions Postdoc Position at the University of Groningen
Dec 21, 2018
Positions Professor in GW Observations, University of Ghent, Belgium
Dec 21, 2018
Positions ERC-funded postdoctoral positions in gravitational wave astrophysics in Milano
Dec 21, 2018
Positions Faculty Position in Experimental GW Physics at Cardiff University
Dec 21, 2018
Positions PhD position in Gravitational Wave Research at University of Amsterdam

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