LISA Pathfinder Reports Record-Breaking Gravitational Wave Results

Bernd Machenschalk
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LISA Pathfinder Reports Record-Breaking Gravitational Wave Resul

In particular I like the German article on heise.de.

BM

BM

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The Italian Space Agency is

The Italian Space Agency is asking for an early launch of eLISA.
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BBC

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So they found a wave as well

So they found a wave as well as succeeded with the technology demo ?

Cheers, Mike.

( edit ) Sorry. I've got it now.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. Blaise Pascal

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No, LISA Pathfinder was not

No, LISA Pathfinder was not looking for a wave. It was aiming to demonstrate that you can have a free fall system on a spacecraft. One secondary objective could be a more precise measurement of the gravitational constant G.
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Hallo! You can see and freely

Hallo!
You can see and freely download the according scientific paper here, showing the very promising results.

So, e/LISA will be a timely limited project, as it consumes fuel for driving the thrusters to withstand sunwinds etc.. What´s the projected lifetime?

Kind regards and hapy crunching
Martin

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