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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. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Astrophysics  Search this
Astronomical photography  Search this
Spectrometer  Search this
Research  Search this
Engineering contracts  Search this
Research and development contracts  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

The scanning modulation collimator experiment on the HEAO-1 / D.A. Schwartz ... [et al.]

Author:
Schwartz, Daniel A  Search this
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Space Research  Search this
Physical description:
8 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1977
Topic:
Spectrometer  Search this
X-ray spectroscopy  Search this
Call number:
QC482.S6 S28
QC482.S6S28
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_143647

Nova Ophiuchi 1977 : an X-ray Nova / R.E. Griffiths ... [et al.]

Author:
Griffiths, Richard E  Search this
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Space Research  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p., 3 leaves of plates : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1977
Topic:
X-ray spectroscopy  Search this
Spectrometer  Search this
Call number:
QC482.S6 N93
QC482.S6N93
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_143649

Location of the Norma transient with the HEAO-1 scanning modulation collimator / G. Fabbiano ... [et al.]

Author:
Fabbiano, Giuseppina  Search this
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Space Research  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p., 3 leaves of plates : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1977
Topic:
X-ray spectroscopy  Search this
Spectrometer  Search this
Call number:
QC482.S6 L811
QC482.S6L811
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_143657

Position and pulse profile of the X-ray transient 4U0115+63 / M. Johnston ... [et al.]

Author:
Johnston, M (Mark)  Search this
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Space Research  Search this
Physical description:
12 p., 2 leaves of plates : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1978
Topic:
X-ray spectroscopy  Search this
Spectrometer  Search this
Call number:
QC482.S6 P85
QC482.S6P85
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_143658

Position for the rapid burster MXB1730-335 determined with the scanning modulation collimator on HEAO-1 / R. Doxsey ... [et al.]

Author:
Doxsey, Rodger E  Search this
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Space Research  Search this
Physical description:
6 p., 3 leaves of plates : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1977
Topic:
X-ray spectroscopy  Search this
Spectrometer  Search this
Call number:
QC482.S6 P85p
QC482.S6P85p
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_143659

Measurements of X-ray source positions by the scanning modulation collimator on HEAO-1 / H. Gursky ... [et al.]

Author:
Gursky, Herbert  Search this
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Space Research  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p., 3 leaves of plates : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1978
[1977]
Topic:
X-ray spectroscopy  Search this
Spectrometer  Search this
Call number:
QC482.S6 M48
QC482.S6M48
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_143674

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