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Contract Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Central Engineering Department  Search this
Extent:
73 cu. ft. (73 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Drawings
Architectural drawings
Electronic records
Date:
1978-1996
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of contract files dealing with the research, development, and construction of the Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF), now known as the Chandra X-Ray Observatory; and its components; the High Resolution Camera (HRC); the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS); and its two transmission grating spectrometers, one set optimized for low energies (LETG) and the other for high energies (HETG). The records track in detail the steps and methods involved in the creation of the AXAF as well as document the discussions between scientists, administrators, and outside contractors. Organizations and companies involved include Eastman Kodak Company; TRW Inc., Space and Technology Group; Hughes Danbury Optical Systems; the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Space Research; Ball Corporation; HTS Design Engineering; Computer Sciences Corporation; Schaeffer Magnetics, Inc.; and Composite Optics, Inc. Materials include correspondence, memorandum, reports, spreadsheets, and drawings.
Topic:
Astrophysics  Search this
Astronomical photography  Search this
Spectrometer  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Drawings
Architectural drawings
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-063, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Central Engineering Department, Contract Files
Identifier:
Accession 06-063
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Contract Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-063

Camera, Lens, Index, Corona

Manufacturer:
Graflex Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Lens housing--magnesium alloy
Lens--optical glass
plastic-coated aluminum wire
Dimensions:
3-D (lens, see note): 24 × 13 × 10.8cm, 1kg (9 7/16 × 5 1/8 × 4 1/4 in., 2.3lb.)
3-D (lens cap, see note): 8.9 × 8.9 × 0.8cm (3 1/2 × 3 1/2 × 5/16 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Instruments & Payloads
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Hughes Danbury Optical Systems
Inventory Number:
A19960624001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9c99eb155-ba72-4aa1-b708-5d780a4f1524
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19960624001

Camera, Lens, Stellar, Corona

Manufacturer:
Goerz Optical Co.  Search this
Materials:
Lens--optical glass
Lens housing--aluminum alloy
plastic, rubber
Dimensions:
3-D (lens, see notes): 20 × 11.6 × 10cm, 0.7kg (7 7/8 × 4 9/16 × 3 15/16 in., 1.5lb.)
3-D (lens cap, see note): 7.9 × 7.8 × 0.8cm (3 1/8 × 3 1/16 × 5/16 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Hughes Danbury Optical Systems.
Inventory Number:
A19960624003
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9c4f16bbe-fef2-4b82-ac7a-4b62ce592683
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19960624003

Camera, Lens, Petzval, Corona

Manufacturer:
ITEK Corporation  Search this
Materials:
Lens--optical glass
Lens case--magnesium alloy
Tail cone--titanium
For additional documentation, see the Corona Program Event; link found under the "Related" tab.
Dimensions:
3-D (see note): 86 × 18.8 × 20.5cm, 10.7kg (2 ft. 9 7/8 in. × 7 3/8 in. × 8 1/16 in., 23.5lb.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Instruments & Payloads
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Hughes Danbury Optical Systems.
Inventory Number:
A19960624000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv99521765b-7af2-4675-a899-27120aaac0b6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19960624000

Camera, Lens, Index, Corona

Manufacturer:
ITEK Corporation  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum, Steel, Paint, Glass, Synthetic Fabric, Epoxy, Rubber (Silicone), Plastic, Nylon, Gold plating, Adhesive, Magnesium
Exterior - plastic coated metal wire
Lens housing - magnesium alloy
Lenses - optical glass
For additional documentation, see the Corona Program Event; link found under the "Related" tab.
Dimensions:
Other: 5 in. in diameter x 4 in. long (12.7 x 10.2cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Instruments & Payloads
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Hughes Danbury Optical Systems.
Inventory Number:
A19960624002
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv98bb933c2-2d77-4f3f-867a-2b589ac104bd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19960624002

SK6-96005: Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc., February 1996 (4 folders)

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Subcontracts and Procurement Department  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2014; Transferring office; 8/30/1985 memorandum, Deiss to Dick; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-291, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Subcontracts and Procurement Department, Federal Contracts
See more items in:
Federal Contracts
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa05-291-refd1e472

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