LISA moves into adoption stage

LISA, the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, has passed a major review with flying colours: the entire concept – from the definition of the overall mission and operations to the space hardware to be built – stood up to the intense scrutiny of ESA's reviewers. Now the space agency's Science Programme Committee (SPC) has confirmed that LISA is sufficiently mature and that mission development can proceed as planned. LISA should go into orbit in the mid 2030s.

This revolutionary mission is now a dream come true, and will change our perception of the cosmos and possibly revolutionize our knowledge. Strong established a vibrant LISA group in Copenhagen, stay tuned for developments over the next few years. Congratulations to us all, specially for those who steered this effort for decades.

See also the European Space Agency announcement.

Jan. 27, 2024, 12:52 a.m.