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author = {Folkner, WM and Hellings, RW and Maleki, L and Bender, P and Faller, J and Stebbins, R and Danzmann, K and Comelisse, JW and Jafry, Y and Reinhard, R and Brillet, A and Barillet, R and Ciufolini, I and Hough, J and Robertson, D and Ward, H and Lobo, A and Sandford, M and Gray, P and Schutz, B and Touboul, P and Cavaliere, A and Sumner, TJ and Polnarev, A and Barlier, F and Rüdiger, A and Schilling, R and Winkler, W and Tünrieimann, A},
title = {LISA: Laser Interferometer Space Antenna for gravitational wave measurements},
year = {1995}

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AB - © 1995, by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All rights reserved. The capability of observing gravitational radiation over a wide range of frequencies will open up major new opportunities in fundamental physics and astronomy. The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) will be able to detect gravitational radiation over the frequency range from 0.1 mHz to 0.1 Hz with high sensitivity. Signals from hundreds to thousands of galactic binaries will be detectable. In addition, the coalescence of massive black hole binaries, which may have been produced by mergers of galaxies or of pregalactic structures, would be observable out to large redshifts. Such signals would allow the study of the interactions of large masses at small distances, which would not be possible in any other manner. LISA was proposed initially by a group of European and US scientists as a possible joint ESA/NASA mission, but has been studied recently as a candidate for a predominantly European mission. The results of the study indicated that the technology for the mission is available or will soon be available. The main part of the study team report given here summarizes the scientific objectives and the mission concept.
AU - Folkner,WM
AU - Hellings,RW
AU - Maleki,L
AU - Bender,P
AU - Faller,J
AU - Stebbins,R
AU - Danzmann,K
AU - Comelisse,JW
AU - Jafry,Y
AU - Reinhard,R
AU - Brillet,A
AU - Barillet,R
AU - Ciufolini,I
AU - Hough,J
AU - Robertson,D
AU - Ward,H
AU - Lobo,A
AU - Sandford,M
AU - Gray,P
AU - Schutz,B
AU - Touboul,P
AU - Cavaliere,A
AU - Sumner,TJ
AU - Polnarev,A
AU - Barlier,F
AU - Rüdiger,A
AU - Schilling,R
AU - Winkler,W
AU - Tünrieimann,A
PY - 1995///
TI - LISA: Laser Interferometer Space Antenna for gravitational wave measurements
ER -