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Spacecraft: Artist's Illustrations

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1. Chandra Beauty Shot
These high definition artist's conceptions show a few different views of the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Chandra, one of NASA's "Great Observatories," has been operating in space since 1999. Chandra detects and images X-ray sources that lie within our Solar System to those billions of light years away. The results from Chandra help explore high-energy phenomena and provide insights into the Universe's structure and evolution.
(Illustration: NASA/CXC/D.Berry)
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2. Chandra Spacecraft
(Illustration: NASA/CXC/NGST/M.Weiss)

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3. Chandra Spacecraft
An artist's illustration of the Chandra spacecraft.
(Illustration: NGST)

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4. Labeled Chandra Spacecraft
Labeled illustration of the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
(Illustration: NASA/CXC/NGST)

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5. Chandra Spacecraft
An artist's illustration of the Chandra spacecraft with various backgrounds.
(Illustration: NASA/CXC/NGST)

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6. Spacecraft in Orbit
An artist's illustration of the Chandra spacecraft in orbit.
(Illustration: NGST)

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7. Chandra Spacecraft
An artist's illustration of the Chandra spacecraft.
(Illustration: NASA/CXC/NGST)

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8. Spacecraft in Orbit
An artist's illustration of the Chandra spacecraft in orbit.
(Illustration: MSFC)

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9. Data Path
Communication between the Chandra Observatory and the Chandra operations and control facility is via the deep space network. View the animation.
(Illustration: CXC/D.Berry)

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10. Chandra and the Deep Space Network
Data from Chandra are transmitted via the Deep Space Network stations to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and from there to the Chandra Operations Control Center in Cambridge, MA.
(Illustration: CXC)

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11. Map of Deep Space Network
Map of the Deep Space Network, showing locations of radio transceivers in California, Spain, and Australia.
(Illustration: CXC)

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12. Sketches
View labeled & unlabeled sketches of the CXO. See a detailed schematic fact sheet.
(Sketches: NASA/CXC/NGST)

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13. Shuttle Release of Spacecraft
(Illustrations: NGST)

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14. Spacecraft In Flight
(Illustrations: NGST)