ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission may have officially ended on June 30, but the trio of unmanned spacecraft are as busy as ever in the runup to their shutdown on Tuesday. The technology demonstrator constellation for studying gravitational waves completed its 16-months of science experiments last month and now mission control in Darmstadt is putting the spacecrafts’ systems through their paces in a series of component tests before final disposal.
Continue Reading LISA Pathfinder mission clears its slate before the big switch off
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