Picometre Precision Demonstrated By LISA Pathfinder Tests

Paris, France (SPX) Oct 22, 2010 ![][1] A European team working on the LISA Pathfinder mission has completed an extensive series of ground tests on the spacecraft’s optical payload. The tests successfully achieved – for the first time on a spacecraft instrument – the incredible precision that will be required to confirm the existence of gravitational waves. The extremely precise measurements are realised by a laser interferomete

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