Thursday, April 21, 2016

Good news for eLISA

Some time ago, the European Space Agency appointed a Gravitational Observatory Advisory Team (GOAT) to assess the technical feasibility and effort of the space mission eLISA to build a laser interformeter for gravitational-wave detection. eLISA is the (much) bigger sister of aLIGO and aVirgo, but it operates in space and its arms are longer than 1 million km!

The GOAT reported that the mission is not only technically feasible but scientifically compelling and suggests to anticipate the proposed launch date from 2034 to 2029. It's a very exciting time for gravitational-wave science!

Read the rest of the story on BBC.


Artistic illustration of eLISA's concept
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