Disturbance Reduction System

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An artist's concept of the European Space Agency's LISA Pathfinder spacecraft, which will carry the Disturbance Reduction System, an experimental technology built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for measuring gravitational waves in space. Image credit: ESA › Larger view

Mission Summary

The Disturbance Reduction System, or DRS, designed as part of the Space Technology 7 project, is an experimental system for measuring gravitational waves in space, which are thought to contain important data about the history of the universe.

The system will be incorporated into the European Space Agency's LISA Pathfinder spacecraft, launching in 2014 to test key technology for a future ESA/NASA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna mission.


Acronym: DRS
 
Type: Instrument
 
Status: Future
 
Launch Date: 2014
 
Target: Gravitational waves
 
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