Europe's LISA Pathfinder Lifts Off Atop Vega Launcher

Credit: European Space Agency
PARIS – Europe’s LISA Pathfinder gravitational-wave-detection mission was successfully placed into orbit Dec. 3 after lifting off atop a Vega light launcher from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. Launched at 1:04 a.m. local time, the spacecraft was released from the Vega’s upper...

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