Chandra X-ray Observatory (AXAF) Processing - KSC Video Feeds



Views of Chandra X-ray Observatory (AXAF) in VPF

Chandra is one of NASA's great observatories. In energy sensing range it falls between the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and the Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO). This facility will be available to scientists in the United States and to the international astronomical community over an anticipated mission lifetime of at least 5 years. The objective of AXAF is to make astrophysical observations in the 0.09 to 10.0 keV energy range in order to Chandra X-ray Observatory (AXAF) is scheduled for launch in July of 1999 on Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-93) and an IUS upper stage , and will be placed in a highly elliptical orbit (10,000 x 140,000km) at 28.5 degrees initial inclination.

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  • Last Revised:Tuesday February 17, 1999 11:01:02 EDT (J. Dumoulin)
    A service of NASA/Kennedy Space Center Expendable Launch Vehicle and Payload Carriers Directorate, Bobby Bruckner, Director (Bobby.Bruckner-1@ksc.nasa.gov)