24 July 2014 Fifteen years of Chandra operation: scientific highlights and lessons learned
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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.
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Martin C. Weisskopf, Martin C. Weisskopf, Harvey Tananbaum, Harvey Tananbaum, Wallace Tucker, Wallace Tucker, Belinda Wilkes, Belinda Wilkes, Randy Baggett, Randy Baggett, Roger Brissenden, Roger Brissenden, Peter Edmonds, Peter Edmonds, Edward Mattison, Edward Mattison, } "Fifteen years of Chandra operation: scientific highlights and lessons learned", Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91440P (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056509; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056509
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