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The Japanese space gravitational wave antenna—DECIGO

Kawamura, Seiji and Seto, Naoki and Mino, Yasushi and Miyakawa, Osamu (2006) The Japanese space gravitational wave antenna—DECIGO. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 23 (8). S125-S131. ISSN 0264-9381. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/23/8/S17.

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DECi-hertz Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (DECIGO) is the future Japanese space gravitational wave antenna. It aims at detecting various kinds of gravitational waves between 1 mHz and 100 Hz frequently enough to open a new window of observation for gravitational wave astronomy. The pre-conceptual design of DECIGO consists of three drag-free satellites, 1000 km apart from each other, whose relative displacements are measured by a Fabry–Perot Michelson interferometer. We plan to launch DECIGO in 2024 after a long and intense development phase, including two pathfinder missions for verification of required technologies.

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Additional Information:© 2006 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 3 October 2005, in final form 9 December 2005. Published 28 March 2006. This research was partially supported by the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research and also partially supported by National Science Foundation cooperative agreement PHY-0107417.
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Classification Code:PACS: 04.30.Nk; 95.55.Ym; MSC: 83C35
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Official Citation:The Japanese space gravitational wave antenna—DECIGO Seiji Kawamura et al 2006 Class. Quantum Grav. 23 S125
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