|Science with LISA Pathfinder
|467, 9th LISA Symposium
|Sumner, T. J.
|LISA Pathfinder will offer a unique opportunity to use an extremely sensitive calibrated pair of accelerometers on a drag-free spacecraft platform to perform weak force experiments in an environment not available on Earth. The Science Team has identified a number of interesting tests which could be done after the main technology demonstration mission is completed.
Potential tests include a measurement of G in space to a comparable accuracy to existing ground-based measurements, a long-range 1/r2 test and a Sun-Earth saddle point crossing to search for signatures of modified Newtonian dynamics.