LISA Pathnder (formerly known as SMART-2) is an ESA mission designed to pave the way for the joint ESA/NASA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission by validating in flight the critical technologies required for space-borne gravitational wave detection; it will put two test masses in a near-perfect gravitational free-fall and control and measure their motion with unprecedented accuracy. This is achieved through technology comprising inertial sensors, high precision laser metrology, drag-free control, and an ultra precise micro-Newton propulsion system. This paper gives an overview of the mission, focusing on the scientic and technical goals.

LISA Pathfinder and the LTP

Benedetti, Matteo;Bortoluzzi, Daniele;Bosetti, Paolo;Congedo, Giuseppe;Cristofolini, Ilaria;Dolesi, Rita;Hueller, Mauro;Nicolodi, Daniele;Tu, Haibo;Weber, William Joseph;Vitale, Stefano
2011-01-01

Abstract

LISA Pathnder (formerly known as SMART-2) is an ESA mission designed to pave the way for the joint ESA/NASA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission by validating in flight the critical technologies required for space-borne gravitational wave detection; it will put two test masses in a near-perfect gravitational free-fall and control and measure their motion with unprecedented accuracy. This is achieved through technology comprising inertial sensors, high precision laser metrology, drag-free control, and an ultra precise micro-Newton propulsion system. This paper gives an overview of the mission, focusing on the scientic and technical goals.
2011
2011 Gravitational Waves and Experimental Gravitation
Vietnam
The Gioi Publishers
P., Mcnamara; LISA Pathfinder, Collaboration; Benedetti, Matteo; Bortoluzzi, Daniele; Bosetti, Paolo; Congedo, Giuseppe; Cristofolini, Ilaria; Dolesi, Rita; L., Ferraioli; Hueller, Mauro; Nicolodi, Daniele; Tu, Haibo; Weber, William Joseph; Vitale, Stefano
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