NASA Daily News Summary For Release: Jan.

14, 1999 Media Advisory m99-009 TODAY'S SUMMARY: HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE TECHNOLOGY BENEFITS NEW SATELLITE PHONE SYSTEM NASA VIDEO FILE FOR JAN. 14, 1999 ********** HUBBLE TECHNOLOGY BENEFITS NEW SATELLITE PHONE SYSTEM Computer software developed for NASA's Hubble Space Telescope will soon help operate a worldwide, satellite-based phone system called GlobalstarTM. This software is a key feature of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's "Vision 2000," a forward-looking effort to optimize the ground system operations and control of the Hubble Space Telescope. The "Vision 2000" software allows scientists and engineers to access and display Hubble spacecraft- and ground-systems data through the Internet. Now engineers can log on from home or other remote locations via their personal computers. This Hubble spinoff will provide Globalstar, LP, San Jose, CA, with the technology to aid in delivering voice, data, fax and other telecommunications services to users worldwide. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Michael Braukus 202/358-1979. Contact at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD: Nancy Neal 301/286-0039. For full text, see: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/pressrel/1999/99-003.txt ^^^^^ If NASA issues additional news releases later today, we will e-mail summaries and Internet URLs to this list. Index of 1998 NASA News Releases: http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1998/index.html Index of 1999 NASA News Releases: http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1999/index.html

********** NASA VIDEO FILE FOR JAN. 14, 1999 ITEM 1: Chandra X-Ray Observatory Preparation B-roll showing preparation of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory for shipment to KSC. Animation shows (a) the deployment of Chandra from the Space Shuttle Columbia, (b) Chandra at first stage burn, (c) Chandra's elliptical Earth orbit, (d) Chandra in space (beauty shot), (e) Chandra in final orbit collecting x-rays through mirrors. Chandra is scheduled to launch in April 1999 on STS-93 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. The X-Ray Observatory is the third of NASA's Great Observatories, but will be the first to collect and measure x-rays from the universe for use in identifying astronomical unknowns. The Hubble Space Telescope operates using visible light and the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory observes events in the high energy gamma ray spectrum. Contact at TRW, Redondo Beach, CA: Brooks McKinney 310/ 310/814-8177. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Donald Savage 202/358-1727. ITEM 2: Hubble Space Telescope Technology Benefits New Satellite Phone System Computer software developed for NASA's Hubble Space Telescope will soon help operate a worldwide, satellite-based phone system. This Hubble technology spinoff will provide technology to aid in delivering voice, data, fax and other telecommunications services to users worldwide. Contact at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD: Nancy Neal 301/286-0039. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Michael Braukus 202/358-1979. ITEM 3: Stardust Mission (replay) Contact at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA: Mary Beth Murrill 818/354-5011. Contact at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Doug Isbell 202/358-1753. ^^^^^

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