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Five years of operation of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory
Author(s): Martin C. Weisskopf
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Paper Abstract

The Chandra X-ray Observatory is the X-ray component of NASA's Great Observatory Program, which, in addition to Chandra, comprises the Hubble Space telescope and the Spitzer Infrared Telescope Facility. The Chandra X-ray Observatory provides scientific data to the international astronomical community in response to proposals for its use. Data becomes public at most one year after the observation. The Observatory is the result of the efforts of many organizations in the United States and Europe. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) manages the Project and provides Project Science; NGST (formerly TRW) with the help of many outstanding subcontractors served as prime contractor responsible for providing the spacecraft, the telescope, and assembling and testing the observatory; and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) provides technical support and is responsible for ground operations including the Chandra X-ray Center (CXC).

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2004
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 5488, UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems, (11 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.561489
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Martin C. Weisskopf, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5488:
UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems
Guenther Hasinger; Martin J. L. Turner, Editor(s)

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