Chandra X-ray Observatory (CXO): overview

@inproceedings{Weisskopf2000ChandraXO,
  title={Chandra X-ray Observatory (CXO): overview},
  author={Martin C. Weisskopf and Harvey Dale Tananbaum and Leon P. Van Speybroeck and Stephen L. O’Dell},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation},
  year={2000}
}
The Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the x-ray component of NASA's Great Observatories, was launched early in the morning of 1999, July 23 by the Space Shuttle Columbia. The Shuttle launch was only the first step in placing the observatory in orbit. After release from the cargo bay, the Inertial Upper Stage performed two firings, and separated from the observatory as planned. Finally, after five firings of Chandra's own Integral Propulsion System--the last of which took place 15 days after launch… 
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