[2015-12-03] Vega | LISA Pathfinder

Dati principali del lancio

Data di lancio 2015-12-03 04:04:00
Esito lancio SUCCESSO

Dettagli della missione

Nome LISA Pathfinder
Tipo Astrofisica
Orbita Punto lagrangiano L1 (L1-point)

Centro e rampa di lancio

Nome Ariane Launch Area 1 - Kourou, Guiana Francese1 2 :french_guiana:
Lanci dalla rampa 47
Lanci dal Centro 315
Atterraggi al Centro 0

Lanciatore

Vettore Vega 1 2
Costruttore Arianespace :fr: 1 2
Fornitore servizi di lancio Arianespace :fr:1 2
Primo volo 2012-02-13
Numero stadi 4
Altezza 29,90 m
Diametro 3,02 m
Peso al lancio 137 t
Spinta al decollo 2.974 kN
Capacità di carico LEO: 1.500 kg
GTO: -
Successi/Lanci totali 18/20 (3 consecutivi)

Video

The Vega mission with Europe’s pioneering LISA Pathfinder technology demonstrator is now underway following tonight’s liftoff from the Spaceport in French Gu…

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LISA Pathfinder will pave the way for future missions by testing in flight the very concept of 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. LISA Pathfinder will use the latest technology to minimise the extra forces on the test masses, and to take measurements. The inertial sensors, the laser metrology system, the drag-free control system and an ultra-precise micro-propulsion system make this a highly unusual mission.