Project Description

LOFT, the Large Observatory For X-ray Timing, is a newly proposed space mission intended to answer fundamental questions about the motion of matter orbiting close to the event horizon of a black hole, and the state of matter in neutron stars. LOFT was selected by ESA as one of the four M3 space missions concepts of the Cosmic Vision programme. LOFT was not selected as the final M3 or M4 mission to be lauched on the 2020s but has been evolved as a concept mission into the eXTP project.

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