Chandra X-ray Observatory
International participants in the mission include Britain, Germany, and the Netherlands. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is responsible for day-to-day flight operations and science activities from the Operations Control Center and Chandra X-ray Center (CXC) facilities. Known before launch as the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF), the observatory was renamed in honor of the distinguished Indian-American astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar.
Related entry X-ray satellites
Related category SATELLITES AND SPACE PROBES
External siteChandra homepage (NASA)
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