ESA picks mission candidates for 2015-2025, LISA launch not before 2018

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Hi!

The European Space Agency has made a selection for candidates of future space missions, see this article :

http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/area/index.cfm?fareaid=100.

LISA, the joint US-European space based gravitational wave observatory, is one of 9 missions receiving the GO for further studies. At best, LISA will be launched 2018. I'm not sure this is really news (LISA was originally planned for an earlier launch but was postponed in May already), but I found it worth mentioning that we will have to work with ground based interferometer data for quite some more time.

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