Space Technology

CGA scientists contributed in designing the twin GRACE Follow-On satellites. Credit NASA-JPL. GRACE-FO CGA

The Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics is developing technology and techniques for inter-spacecraft laser interferometry. This is the fundamental measurement relied upon for missions like the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA), a space-based gravitational waves detector, and the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) series of missions, to detect water move on Earth over months and years.  


Lead Researcher: Associate Professor Kirk McKenzie

Office Phone: +61 2 612 50206


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