Watch with us the launch of LISAPathfinder: launch rescheduled Dec. 3 at 4:04 GMT
After a great hangout with the LISApathfinder technical team, join us here on Gravity! to watch live the images of the launch of the mission from Kourou.
The launch is rescheduled on December 3 at 4:04 GMT (5:04 am Paris time, 1:04 am Kourou time).
We will start broadcasting at 3.45 GMT (4.45 Paris time). You may watch the event on Arianespace TV: http://www.arianespace.tv
Good morning. Follow the event here and comment below.
First stage is now separated.
Altitude 97 km
Fairing separated. One can see the satellite now!
Altitude 300 km from Earth
Altitude 370 km, 4400 km from Earth: everything nominal
Altitude 400 km, first ballistic phase
Next important phase at 5:45 GMT! TV comments restart on arianespace.tv at 5.42 GMT.
First signal from LISAPathfinder satellite separated.
Separation confirmed! Everybody applauds and congratulates in Kourou. Launch is a success. LISAPathfinder is on its way to Lagrange point L1.
See the video of the launch (final countdown at minute 13:00: you may recognize Jon Harr who participated to the hangout on Monday; the video is also commented by Paul McNamara, LISAPathfinder project scientist, who was our host in Kourou for the hangout; and you will recognize also Cesar Garcia, project manager, very busy at this time, e.g. at minute 22:20):