Satellite Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXO) of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXO)
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Users Government
Purpose Astrophysics
Class of Orbit Elliptical
Type of Orbit Deep Highly Eccentric
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 9999
Apogee (km) 138825
Eccentricity 0.797368225594811
Inclination (degrees) 28.5
Period (minutes) 3808.92
Launch Mass (kg.) 4742
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts) 2500
Date of Launch 23-07-1999
Expected Lifetime 5 yrs.
Contractor TRW Space and Electronics
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Cape Canaveral
Launch Vehicle Space Shuttle (STS 93)
COSPAR Number 1999-040B
NORAD Number 25867
Comments X-ray astronomy.


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