An Overview of the Performance of the Chandra X-ray Observatory

  title={An Overview of the Performance of the Chandra X-ray Observatory},
  author={Martin. C. Weisskopf and Thomas Lytell Aldcroft and Mark W. Bautz and R. A. Cameron and Daniel Dewey and Jeremy J. Drake and Catherine E. Grant and Herman L. Marshall and Stephen S. Murray},
  journal={Experimental Astronomy},
The Chandra X-ray Observatory is the X-ray component of NASA's Great Observatory Program which includes the recently launched Spitzer Infrared Telescope, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) for observations in the visible, and the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory (CGRO) which, after providing years of useful data has reentered the atmosphere. All these facilities provide, or provided, scientific data to the international astronomical community in response to peer-reviewed proposals for their use. The… 
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