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LISA Pathfinder hunts asteroids

August 4, 2017

This tiny, perfect mission has not only proven the technology needed to detect gravity waves in the future…
A Final Farewell to LISA Pathfinder

July 25, 2017

With the push of a button, final commands for the European Space Agency’s LISA Pathfinder mission were beamed…
LISA Pathfinder: bake, rattle and roll

July 14, 2017

The final days of the LISA Pathfinder mission are some of the busiest, as controllers make final tests…
Why No One Under 20 Has Experienced a Day Without NASA at Mars

June 23, 2017

As the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft approached its destination on July 4, 1997, no NASA mission had successfully reached…
Gravitational wave mission elected planet-hunting mission moves forward

June 20, 2017

The LISA trio of satellites to detect gravitational waves from space has been selected as the third large-class…
NASA Microthrusters Achieve Success on ESA’s LISA Pathfinder

November 17, 2016

A next-generation technology demonstration mission has just passed a big milestone. The Space Technology 7 Disturbance Reduction System…
LISA Pathfinder Mission Paves Way for Space-based Detection of Gravitational Waves

June 8, 2016

LISA Pathfinder, a mission led by the European Space Agency (ESA) with contributions from NASA, has successfully tested…
Freefall achieved on LISA Pathfinder

February 24, 2016

On Monday, the two cubes housed in the core of ESA’s LISA Pathfinder were left to move under…
Test cubes floating freely inside LISA Pathfinder

February 17, 2016

ESA’s LISA Pathfinder has released both of its gold–platinum cubes, and will shortly begin its demanding science mission,…
New ESA’s antenna ready for business

February 15, 2016

ESA inaugurated a new tracking dish in Australia yesterday, marking a significant step in the Agency’s worldwide satcom…

January 25, 2016

After a six-week journey, LISA Pathfinder arrived at its destination today, an orbit around a point of balance…
NASA’s LISA Pathfinder Thrusters Operated Successfully

January 22, 2016

While some technologies were created to make spacecraft move billions of miles, the Disturbance Reduction System has the…
LISA Pathfinder: Big burn burned

December 9, 2015

Working in the Main Control Room at ESOC tonight, ESA’s Rolf Maarschalkerweerd, Deputy Spacecraft Operations Manager for LISA…
LISA Pathfinder orbit manoeuvres: so far, so good!

December 8, 2015

Three done, three to go! These updates were sent in by LISA Pathfinder Spacecraft Operations Manager Ian Harrison…
LISA Pathfinder en route to gravitational wave demonstration

December 4, 2015

ESA’s LISA Pathfinder lifted off earlier today on a Vega rocket from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana,…
LISA Pathfinder launch timeline

December 1, 2015

On Wednesday, a Vega rocket will boost LISA Pathfinder into space to pave the way to a future…
Flight teams prepare for LISA pathfinder liftoff

November 29, 2015

Following months of intensive training, mission controllers for the LISA Pathfinder gravitational wave detection testbed will complete a…
LISA Pathfinder set for launch site

September 2, 2015

LISA Pathfinder, ESA’s demonstrator for spaceborne observations of gravitational waves, is ready to leave for Europe’s Spaceport in…
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