The European space Agency (ESA) made a successful launch of research spacecraft LISA Pathfinder, one of whose task is to check the General relativity theory of albert Einstein, reported on the website of ESA.
The probe was launched on Thursday morning, December 3, from Kourou in French Guiana. Earlier it was reported that the device will start on 2 December but the launch was postponed due to a problem with the carrier rocket Vega.
In January 2016, the LISA Pathfinder should reach the Lagrange point of the system at the distance of 1,5 million kilometers from Earth. At this point, the probe will be one year.
The device will help scientists to develop technologies designed to start in the year 2034, station eLISA (Evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) for the detection of General relativity predicted gravitational waves.