Science Projects

The dedicated team at the Science Projects Branch provides oversight and support to numerous, cutting-edge, research projects and science teams across the Division. In addition to the  projects listed below, they also manage the Chandra X-ray Observatory Program.

Earth Science

  • SERVIR

Astrophysics

  • Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE)
  • Lynx X-ray Observatory

Optical Telescopes

  • Predictive Thermal Control (PTC)
  • Segmented Mirror Technology Program (SMPT)

Heliophysics

  • Full sun Ultraviolet Rocket Spectrometer (FURST),
  • Marshall Grazing Incidence X-ray Spectrometer, (MaGIXS)
  • Hinode
  • Scintillation Prediction Observations Research Task (SPORT)
  • Chromospheric Lyman-Alpha Spectro-Polarimeter (CLASP)
  • Chromospheric Lyman-Alpha Spectro-Polarimeter (CLASP 2)
IXPE
IXPE

NASA’s Chandra finds Galaxy Cluster Collision on a “WHIM”

October 30, 2022

The most recent Chandra press and image release “NASA’s Chandra Finds Galaxy Cluster Collision on a “Whim” was release on 10/13/22. Astronomers taking inventory of the material in the local universe keep coming up short. A new result from NASA’s …

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Chandra Adds X-Ray Vision to Webb Images

October 30, 2022

Chandra released an image titled “NASA’s Chandra Adds X-ray Vision to Webb Images” on 10/4/22. X-rays from Chandra have been combined with infrared data from early publicly released James Webb Space Telescope images. These four objects were among the first …

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Chandra: “Setting the Clock on a Stellar Explosion”

October 30, 2022

The Chandra image release titled “Setting the Clock on a Stellar Explosion” was featured as the “NASA Image of the Day” on 9/12/22. A new image of SNR 0519-69.0 shows the debris of a star that exploded several hundred years …

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Scintillation Prediction Observations Research Task (SPORT) Update

October 30, 2022

The Brazilian Technical Institute for Aeronautics (ITA) Team successfully performed the RF field test (VHF, UHF and X-Band) at Cuiabá, to verify the end-to-end link between the new ground station and SPORT engineering unit (EM). ITA collected data from the …

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Chandra Virtual Field Trip Featured in NASA Express STEM Newsletter

October 30, 2022

Chandra’s virtual field trip registration is featured in the 9/29/22 issue of the NASA Express STEM weekly newsletter. Chandra, in conjunction with SAO, invites educators of all grade levels to take their students on a virtual field trip with astrophysics …

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