Jan 25, 2018
ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission has been honoured with the 2017 Space Technology Award of the American Astronautical Society.
"AAS is excited to honour these individuals and programmes for their remarkable achievements and accomplishments," said Carol Lane, AAS President. "Their work is truly deserving of recognition and we at AAS thank and congratulate all of the winners who have each advanced space flight and exploration."
The Space Technology award, established to recognise an outstanding achievement in space technology, was given to the international LISA Pathfinder team for "delivering and operating a novel spacecraft that clearly demonstrated that a space-based observatory of gravitational waves is within our technical reach".