The Gravity Recovery And Climate Explorer Follow-On (GRACE-FO)
mission launched from Vandenberg AFB on a mission to map the Earth's
gravitational field. While the primary spacecraft systems are a rebuild
of the original GRACE mission, GRACE-FO carries the Laser Ranging
Interferometer (LRI) technology demonstration which will use laser
interferometry to measure nanometer changes between the two GRACE-FO
spacecraft flying roughly 300km apart from one another. The LRI was
built by a US-German collaboration that includes many LISA veterans and
takes advantage of technologies that were originally developed to
support LISA. The advancement of these technologies for GRACE-FO now
adds experience that can be applied to LISA.
The LISA Symposium being held in Chicago, IL on July 8-13 is still accepting registrations. This is the 12th edition of the once-per-two-year meeting that covers all aspects of LISA including mission development, instrumentation, theory, analysis, and astrophysics. The Abstract deadline closed on May 9th, 2018.
Abstract submissions are open for the 12th International LISA Symposium, to be held 8-13 July 2018 in Chicago, IL. Submissions can be made at the abstract submission page.
The LISA Symposium is a wide-ranging conference that addresses the broad astrophysical scope of LISA science, mission, and technology development, as well as challenges and interesting questions facing the astrophysics and gravitational wave community.
If you still have not registered for the Symposium, visit the registration page.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Chicago this summer!
NASA is pleased to announce the LISA Preparatory Science (LPS) solicitation, as part of ROSES2018 (element D.13). The LPS will support science data analysis and LISA-related astrophysics research of US-based scientists. As part of the international LISA Consortium, US investigators will conduct research projects aimed at augmenting and complementing the LISA Consortium Data Analysis Work Packages as well as NASA LISA Study Office science and data activities . Proposers for the LISA Preparatory Science (LPS) solicitation should consult the LPS FAQ that is available at the NSPIRES website.
We look forward to your ideas!
Please note: Notices of Intent are mandatory for LPS and were due March 19, 2018. All questions should be addressed to the HQ POC for LPS, POC Rita Sambruna, firstname.lastname@example.org
The 12th International LISA Symposium will be held in Chicago, IL on July 8-13. This biennial meeting covers the full range of LISA topics including astrophysics, data analysis, technology development, and mission development. This year's Symposium is hosted by the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University, and co-sponsored by the American Astronomical Society. Registration and hotel reservations are open now and Abstract submission will open soon.