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11 October 2004 Five years of operation of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory
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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).
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Martin C. Weisskopf "Five years of operation of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory", Proc. SPIE 5488, UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems, (11 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.561489;


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