DECIGO pathfinder (DPF) is a milestone satellite mission for DECIGO (DECi-hertz Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory) which is a future space gravitational wave antenna. DECIGO is expected to provide us fruitful insights into the universe, in particular about dark energy, a formation mechanism of supermassive black holes, and the inflation of the universe. Since DECIGO will be an extremely large mission which will formed by three drag-free spacecraft with 1000m separation, it is significant to gain the technical feasibility of DECIGO before its planned launch in 2024. Thus, we are planning to launch two milestone missions: DPF and pre-DECIGO. The conceptual design and current status of the first milestone mission, DPF, are reviewed in this article.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Issue number||Part 3|
|Publication status||Published - 2008 Jan 1|
|Event||10th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2007 - Sendai , Japan|
Duration: 2007 Sept 11 → 2007 Sept 15
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)