NASA Daily News Summary For Release: April 5, 1999 Media Advisory m99-066 ***** Summary -- Upcoming Media

Briefing: Performance of Deep Space 1 Advanced Technologies -- Video File for April 5: Chandra X-ray Observatory Processing ***** There are no news releases scheduled for April 5, 1999. If NASA issues any news releases later today, we will e-mail summaries and Internet URLs to this list. Index of 1999 NASA News Releases: http://www.nasa.gov/releases/1999/index.html ***** UPCOMING BRIEFING: PERFORMANCE OF DEEP SPACE 1 ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES NASA's Deep Space 1 team will report this week on the mission's revolutionary technologies, including an exotic ion propulsion system and a robotic navigator that will guide the spacecraft to an asteroid rendezvous this summer. The team will brief reporters at NASA's first Space Technology Update at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, April 6, in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, Washington, DC. The briefing will be carried live on NASA Television. Two-way question and answer capability will be available for news media at NASA centers. Launched in October 1998, Deep Space 1 is the first mission in NASA's New Millennium Program, which tests advanced technologies in flight so they can be used with confidence on scientific spacecraft in the 21st century. Contact at Headquarters: Douglas Isbell, 202/358-1547; Contact at Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Franklin O'Donnell, 818/354-5011.

Full text: ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/pao/note2edt/1999/n99-017.txt ***** VIDEO FILE FOR April 5, 1999 ITEM 1 Chandra X-ray Observatory Processing ***** ITEM 1 Chandra X-ray Observatory Processing The Chandra X-ray Observatory arrived at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility in February 1999. Footage shows arrival at the Vertical Processing Facility and removal from the shipping container. Once Chandra arrived, it was installed into the test stand, and the STS-93 crew inspected the telescope. B-roll of the solar array attachment and deployment test on March 27, 1999 follows. Chandra is scheduled to launch from Space Shuttle Columbia in July 1999. The X-ray Observatory is the third of NASA's Great Observatories. Chandra will use the world's most powerful Xray telescope to allow scientists to monitor cosmic events that are invisible to conventional optical telescopes. Chandra's X-ray images will yield new insight into celestial phenomena such as the temperature and extent of gas clouds that comprise clusters of galaxies and the superheating of gas and dust particles as they swirl into black holes. Contact at Kennedy Space Center: George Diller, 407/867-2468. ***** Contract Awards Contract awards are posted to the NASA Acquisition Information Service Web site.: http://procurement.nasa.gov/EPS/award.html ***** The NASA Daily News Summary is issued each business day at approximately 2 p.m. Eastern time. Members of the media who wish to subscribe or unsubscribe from this list, please send e-mail message to: Brian.Dunbar@hq.nasa.gov

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