7 Longer Baseline Detectors in Space

Some of the most interesting gravitational-wave signals, resulting from the mergers of supermassive black holes in the range 103 to 106M ⊙ and cosmological stochastic backgrounds, will lie in the frequency region below that of ground-based detectors. The most promising way of looking for such signals is to fly a laser interferometer in space, i.e. to launch a number of drag-free spacecraft into orbit and to compare the distances between test masses in these craft using laser interferometry.

 7.1 Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA)
 7.2 Other missions

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