Space-borne gravitational wave observatories

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The paper describes the progress toward a space-borne gravitational wave observatory and its foreseeable science potential. In particular the paper describes the status of the LISA-like mission called eLISA, the reference mission for the Gravitational Universe theme adopted by ESA for its Large mission L3, and the status of its precursor LISA Pathfinder, due to launch in 2015.


Gravitational wave observatories Space-missions LISA Pathfinder 



I thank Karsten Danzmann, Paul McNamara and Bill Weber for their critical reading of the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of TrentoPovo, TrentoItaly
  2. 2.INFN Trento Institute for Fundamental Physics and ApplicationTrentoItaly

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