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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

Evolution of TRW defense business lines from Ramo-Wooldridge Guided Missiles Research Division (GMRD) / by C.B. Cohen, J.M. Gorman, N.J. Barter, J.F. Mandrow, J.R. Distaso

Contributor:
Cohen, C. B.  Search this
Subject:
TRW Inc History  Search this
TRW Defense and Space Systems Group  Search this
TRW Inc Space and Technology Group  Search this
TRW Electronic Systems Group  Search this
Physical description:
ii, 172 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1986
Topic:
Aerospace industries--History  Search this
High technology industries--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1081569

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