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Fifteen years of Chandra operation: scientific highlights and lessons learned
Author(s): Martin C. Weisskopf; Harvey Tananbaum; Wallace Tucker; Belinda Wilkes; Randy Baggett; Roger Brissenden; Peter Edmonds; Edward Mattison
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Paper Abstract

NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory, designed for three years of operation with a goal of five years, is now entering its 15-th year of operation. Thanks to its superb angular resolution, the Observatory continues to yield new and exciting results, many of which were totally unanticipated prior to launch. We discuss the current technical status, review some recent scientific highlights, indicate a few future directions, and present what we are the most important lessons learned from our experience of building and operating this great observatory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91440P (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056509
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Martin C. Weisskopf, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Harvey Tananbaum, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Wallace Tucker, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Belinda Wilkes, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Randy Baggett, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Roger Brissenden, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Peter Edmonds, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Edward Mattison, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9144:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Tadayuki Takahashi; Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Mark Bautz, Editor(s)

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