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Smaug
2002-Nov-28, 08:44 PM
Does anyone know what the name of the planned(?) space interferometer is? I think it's supposed to have a heliocentric orbit, or maybe reside in a LaGrange Point.

Hale_Bopp
2002-Nov-28, 09:32 PM
Perhaps you are referring to LISA, the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna. The three spacecraft will orbit the Sun at 1 AU 20 degrees behind the Earth's orbit.

LISA will use laster interferometry to search for graviational waves. You can find the mission web site at

http://lisa.jpl.nasa.gov/index.html

Rob