ESA’s LISA Pathfinder embarks on Ambitious Tech Demo Mission after flawless Vega Launch

ESA’s LISA Pathfinder embarked on a critical demonstration mission on Thursday, making a thundering blastoff atop a Vega rocket launching from the ZLV launch site at the Guiana Space Center for a trip to Low Earth Orbit.

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Video: LISA Pathfinder thunders off atop Vega

A Vega rocket blasts off from the Guiana Space Center on December 3, 2015, carrying ESA’s LISA Pathfinder into orbit for a demonstration mission that will proof the technologies for the detection of gravitational waves hypothesized by Einstein 100 years ago.

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