Vega VV06 upper composite, carrying LISA Pathfinder, being hoisted up to the top of the mobile gantry, in the launcher assembly area, at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on 18 November 2015.
LISA Pathfinder will test the fundamental technologies and instrumentation needed for such an observatory, demonstrating them for the first time in space. LISA Pathfinder is currently scheduled for launch with Arianespace flight VV06 – the sixth launch of Europe's small Vega launcher – on 2 December at 04:15:00 UTC.
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