Vega
LISA Pathfinder

Vega | LISA Pathfinder

Arianespace launch of a Vega Rocket

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Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Vega rocket as part of the LISA Pathfinder mission. The launch window for the Astrophysics mission was on Wed, Dec 2nd, 2015, 11:04 PM from Ariane Launch Area 1, Kourou. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Vega and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

LISA Pathfinder

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.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Ariane Launch Area 1, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana
Arianespace

Rocket

Vega

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