DECIGO pathfinder

Masaki Ando, Seiji Kawamura, Shuichi Sato, Takashi Nakamura, Kimio Tsubono, Akito Araya, Ikkoh Funaki, Kunihito Ioka, Nobuyuki Kanda, Shigenori Moriwaki, Mitsuru Musha, Kazuhiro Nakazawa, Kenji Numata, Shin Ichiro Sakai, Naoki Seto, Takeshi Takashima, Takahiro Tanaka, Kazuhiro Agatsuma, Koh Suke Aoyanagi, Koji AraiHideki Asada, Yoichi Aso, Takeshi Chiba, Toshikazu Ebisuzaki, Yumiko Ejiri, Motohiro Enoki, Yoshiharu Eriguchi, Masa Katsu Fujimoto, Ryuichi Fujita, Mitsuhiro Fukushima, Toshifumi Futamase, Katsuhiko Ganzu, Tomohiro Harada, Tatsuaki Hashimoto, Kazuhiro Hayama, Wataru Hikida, Yoshiaki Himemoto, Hisashi Hirabayashi, Takashi Hiramatsu, Feng Lei Hong, Hideyuki Horisawa, Mizuhiko Hosokawa, Kiyotomo Ichiki, Takeshi Ikegami, Kaiki T. Inoue, Koji Ishidoshiro, Hideki Ishihara, Takehiko Ishikawa, Hideharu Ishizaki, Hiroyuki Ito, Yousuke Itoh, Nobuki Kawashima, Fumiko Kawazoe, Naoko Kishimoto, Kenta Kiuchi, Shiho Kobayashi, Kazunori Kohri, Hiroyuki Koizumi, Yasufumi Kojima, Keiko Kokeyama, Wataru Kokuyama, Kei Kotake, Yoshihide Kozai, Hideaki Kudoh, Hiroo Kunimori, Hitoshi Kuninaka, Kazuaki Kuroda, Kei Ichi Maeda, Hideo Matsuhara, Yasushi Mino, Osamu Miyakawa, Shinji Miyoki, Mutsuko Y. Morimoto, Tomoko Morioka, Toshiyuki Morisawa, Shinji Mukohyama, Shigeo Nagano, Isao Naito, Kouji Nakamura, Hiroyuki Nakano, Kenichi Nakao, Shinichi Nakasuka, Yoshinori Nakayama, Erina Nishida, Kazutaka Nishiyama, Atsushi Nishizawa, Yoshito Niwa, Taiga Noumi, Yoshiyuki Obuchi, Masatake Ohashi, Naoko Ohishi, Masashi Ohkawa, Norio Okada, Kouji Onozato, Kenichi Oohara, Norichika Sago, Motoyuki Saijo, Masaaki Sakagami, Shihori Sakata, Misao Sasaki, Takashi Sato, Masaru Shibata, Hisaaki Shinkai, Kentaro Somiya, Hajime Sotani, Naoshi Sugiyama, Yudai Suwa, Rieko Suzuki, Hideyuki Tagoshi, Fuminobu Takahashi, Kakeru Takahashi, Keitaro Takahashi, Ryutaro Takahashi, Ryuichi Takahashi, Tadayuki Takahashi, Hirotaka Takahashi, Takamori Akiteru, Tadashi Takano, Keisuke Taniguchi, Atsushi Taruya, Hiroyuki Tashiro, Yasuo Torii, Morio Toyoshima, Shinji Tsujikawa, Yoshiki Tsunesada, Akitoshi Ueda, Ken Ichi Ueda, Masayoshi Utashima, Yaka Wakabayashi, Hiroshi Yamakawa, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Toshitaka Yamazaki, Jun'ichi Yokoyama, Chul Moon Yoo, Shijun Yoshida, Taizoh Yoshino

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Abstract

DECIGO pathfinder (DPF) is a milestone satellite mission for DECIGO (DECihertz Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory), which is a future space gravitational wave antenna. DECIGO is expected to provide fruitful insights into the universe, particularly about dark energy, the formation mechanism of supermassive black holes and the inflation of the universe. Since DECIGO will be an extremely challenging mission, which will be formed by three drag-free spacecraft with 1000 km separation, it is important to increase the technical feasibility of DECIGO before its planned launch in 2024. Thus, we are planning to launch two milestone missions: DPF and pre-DECIGO. In this paper, we review the conceptual design and current status of the first milestone mission, DPF.

Original languageEnglish
Article number094019
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume26
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May 7

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Ando, M., Kawamura, S., Sato, S., Nakamura, T., Tsubono, K., Araya, A., Funaki, I., Ioka, K., Kanda, N., Moriwaki, S., Musha, M., Nakazawa, K., Numata, K., Sakai, S. I., Seto, N., Takashima, T., Tanaka, T., Agatsuma, K., Aoyanagi, K. S., ... Yoshino, T. (2009). DECIGO pathfinder. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 26(9), [094019]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/26/9/094019