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Summary

HEAO-1, an X-ray satellite carrying an experiment developed jointly by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the first in a series of three high-energy observatories launched by the National Air and Space Museum to survey and map the X-ray sky.

Subject

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1977, p. 12

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

August 12, 1977

Topic

  • Astrophysics
  • Cooperation
  • Astronomy

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