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Animations & Video: Spacecraft Assembly
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Mirror Assembly
1. Chandra Mirror Assembly
RealPlayer Video (4 kb)
QuickTime (11.6 MB)
AVI (6.2 MB)

Assembly of Chandra's high-resolution mirrors.
[Runtime: 0:35]
(Video: NASA)

Examining Chandra
2. Astronauts Examine Chandra
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STS-93 Crew inspects Chandra in the cleanroom of the prime contractor, TRW (now NGST).
[Runtime: 0:38]
(Video: NASA)

Mirror Assembly and Shipment
3. Chandra Mirror Assembly and Shipment
RealPlayer Video (4 kb)
QuickTime (9.7 MB)
AVI (11.8 MB)

Technicians complete assembly of Chandra's high resolution mirrors and prepare it for shipment to Marshall Space Flight Center for testing.
[Runtime: 1:47]
(Video: NASA)

X-ray Testing
4. X-ray Testing
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QuickTime (10.9 MB)
AVI (10.4 MB)

Chandra's mirrors undergo testing at the Marshall Space Flight Center's X-ray Calibration Facility.
[Runtime: 1:32]
(Video: NASA)

Looking Good
5. Looking Good
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Comparison of Chandra's imaging capabilities to those of previous X-ray telescopes.
[Runtime: 0:27]
(Video: NASA)

Mating
6. Mating
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QuickTime (9 MB)
AVI (3.2 MB)

Chandra telescope assembly is mated with the spacecraft system at prime contractor TRW (now NGST). [Runtime: 0:34]
(Video: NASA)

Science Instrument Module
7. Science Instrument Module
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AVI (4.2 MB)

Chandra's Science Instrument Module is mated with the Observatory.
[Runtime: 0:37]
(Video: NASA)

Solar Arrays
8. Solar Arrays
RealPlayer Video (4 kb)
AVI (7.1 MB)

Chandra undergoes solar array deployment test at TRW (now NGST).
[Runtime: 1:03]
(Video: NASA)

Final Assembly
9. Chandra Final Assembly
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QuickTime (6.2 MB)
AVI (10.2 MB)

Technicians put the final wrapping on the Chandra X-ray Observatory at TRW (now NGST).
[Runtime: 2:05]
(Video: NASA)

Ready for Testing
10. Chandra Ready for Testing
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QuickTime (5.9 MB)
AVI (5.3 MB)

Assembled spacecraft is moved for further testing.
[Runtime: 0:56]
(Video: NASA)

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Completed Observatory
1. Completed Observatory
RealPlayer Video (4 kb)
QuickTime (8.8 MB)
AVI (13.5 MB)

Completed Chandra observatory is unveiled at TRW (now NGST) prior to shipment to the Kennedy Space Center for launch.
[Runtime: 2:30]
(Video: NASA)

IUS Arrival
2. IUS Arrival
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QuickTime (5.4 MB)
AVI (9.9 MB)

The Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) which will boost the Chandra Observatory from the Shuttle's Low Earth Orbit to its final high elliptical orbit.
[Runtime: 1:29]
(Video: NASA)

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