Gravitational wave mission LISA selected by ESA Science Program Committee
ESA (the European Space Agency) has chosen the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) for its third large-class mission (L3) in the agency’s Cosmic Vision science program. The LISA trio of satellites is meant to study gravitational waves in space.
This is a major milestone in the development of LISA. The next big step will be the adoption, expected around 2021/2022.
In France, the APC Laboratory has a central role in LISA, since today the laboratory is coordinating, with the support of CNES and other partner laboratories, the two main French contributions considered for LISA: setting up of the Scientific Data Treatment Centre, and the Performance Management, Integration & Payload Tests.
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