HEA: Centers

Chandra icon Chandra X-ray Center
Since its launch on July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-ray Observatory has been NASA's flagship mission for X-ray astronomy, taking its place in NASA's fleet of "Great Observatories."
CXT icon Center for X-ray Technology (CXT)
The Center for X-ray Technology, established in 2003 as a collaborative effort with other institutions, promotes the development of detectors and optics leading to space telescope applications, including X-ray interferometers.
CXT icon Solar & Stellar X-Ray Group
The Solar & Stellar X-Ray Group (SSXG) was founded in 1975 by Dr. Giuseppe (Pippo) Vaiana to continue the research effort he began at American Science and Engineering (AS&E) that led to the first high resolution X-ray images of the Sun from sounding rockets and later from the S-054 telescope on Skylab. In 1978, with the launch of the Einstein Observatory, the theme of a Solar-Stellar Connection was developed. Beginning in 1988, a series of sounding rocket flights led to the development of the multilayer method for high resolution x-ray imaging using the NIXT payload.

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