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The possibility of

The possibility of scaled-down versions of LISA is discussed in this article in Scientific American.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=lisa-mission-gravitational-waves

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This ESA announcement speaks

This ESA announcement speaks of a renounce to a New Gravitational Observatory in favor of a Mission to Jupiter. Was it LISA?
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From what I gather, after

From what I gather, after NASA pulled out, Lisa was renamed NGO and it is dead along with an Xray Observatory in favour of juice.

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Bernd Machenschalk
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LISA was renamed eLISA and

LISA was renamed eLISA and then NGO, but it's not dead. The LISA pathfinder mission will fly next year to prove the concept, and development on LISA will continue. It was not voted for the highest priority mission (L1), but not for scientific reasons, and it is anything else than dead. It can still fly 2026 or so, which would be only one year later than when it had been voted L1.

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RE: LISA was renamed eLISA

Quote:

LISA was renamed eLISA and then NGO, but it's not dead. The LISA pathfinder mission will fly next year to prove the concept, and development on LISA will continue. It was not voted for the highest priority mission (L1), but not for scientific reasons, and it is anything else than dead. It can still fly 2026 or so, which would be only one year later than when it had been voted L1.

BM

Dead.. Poor choice of words :-)

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There's a new BBC News

There's a new BBC News article by Jonathan Amos on "Still waiting to catch the gravitational wave" which has an interesting discussion of the issues at this url:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17926651

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