HEASARC Picture of the Week: Technology

Title Date
The First Orbiting X-ray Astronomy Facility Marjorie Townsend and Bruno Rossi examine SAS-A at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center January 16, 2023
XRISM December 12, 2022
INTEGRAL at 20 Artist conception of the INTEGRAL spacecraft November 7, 2022
The Copernican Revolution Artistic rendering of the Copernicus Multi-wavelength Space Observatory, OAO-3 October 3, 2022
Up and Away Launching XL-Calibur August 8, 2022
XQC XTC X-ray image of the Milky Way showing.  The dashed region shows the part of the Galaxy being studied by XQC July 11, 2022
Ten Years of High-Energy Excitement 10th anniversary of the launch of NuSTAR June 20, 2022
IXPE First Light IXPE first light false-color X-ray image of the Cas A supernova remnant February 21, 2022
The Shape of Things: To Come Artist view of IXPE, launched 1am EST, December 9, 2021 December 13, 2021
Saving INTEGRAL Artist illustration of a healthy INTEGRAL November 8, 2021
COSI Artist rendering of the Compton Spectrometer and Imager (COSI) November 1, 2021
Ten Years on Ice Happy tenth anniversary IceCube September 13, 2021
LISA & the Wiggling Universe Artist concept of LISA May 31, 2021
Anticipating Athena ESA's Athena Concept and a simulated Athena mosaic of M31 February 22, 2021
Piecing the Very High Energy Universe Together Mosaic of INTEGRAL from INTEGRAL images November 23, 2020
XRISM The XRISM observatory August 3, 2020
Magnificent Seven eROSITA first light with all 7 telescopes.  Left: X-ray image of the LMC; Right: Interacting galaxies October 28, 2019
Looking Forward to eROSITA eROSITA first X-ray science image with TM6 October 7, 2019
ChandraXX: A Ground-breaking Mirror in Space Coating the HRMA mirrors at Optical Coating Laboratories, Inc. in preparation for the Chandra mission September 30, 2019
Seven First Lights of ART-XC ART-XC first light image Cen X-3 August 12, 2019
The Launch of SRG The launch of Spektr-RG, 14:31 on 13 July 2019 July 15, 2019
Finding Your Way with X-rays Early use of pulsar navigation on the Voyager Golden Record June 3, 2019
Seeing with Water The HAWC Observatory May 27, 2019
The Hard Way to View the Universe Illustration of Spectrum-Roentgen-Gamma, showing the eROSITA and the ART-XC instruments April 22, 2019
Safe The Chandra X-ray Observatory October 29, 2018
Remembering EXOSAT Illustration of EXOSAT June 25, 2018
Happy Anniversary to Fermi The Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope (illustration) June 11, 2018
The Return of the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer The  Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer May 7, 2018
More Room in Space The enhanced X-Ray Timing and Polarimetry (eXTP) mission April 2, 2018
Finding Our Way through the Outer Dark Illustration of NICER and an X-ray pulsar January 22, 2018
ISS-CREAM for the Space Station Schematic of ISS-CREAM and its location on the ISS August 14, 2017
Choosing LISA Artist concept of LISA June 26, 2017
The Long March to Space China's Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope June 19, 2017
Capture the Dragon Capture of the SpaceX Dragon capsule containing NICER June 5, 2017
Polarized Science Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer February 20, 2017
Extreme Polarization X-Calibur getting ready for launch, 2016 October 17, 2016
The Sterile Cuckoo? First results of LISA Pathfinder Performance August 29, 2016
Free Fallin' First results of LISA Pathfinder Performance June 13, 2016
The Loss of Hitomi Chandra X-ray image of the Perseus Cluster; Hitomi's observation of this cluster produced a ground-breaking spectrum May 2, 2016
Celebrating CGRO Release of CGRO from the shuttle bay on April 7, 1991 April 25, 2016
Saying Hi to Hitomi Astro-H introduced to the press February 22, 2016
Unveiling Astro-H Astro-H introduced to the press January 18, 2016
Pointing the Path for LISA Artist's impression of ESA's LISA Pathfinder and its propulsion module after separation December 7, 2015
The Launch of ASTROSAT The Launch of ASTROSAT October 5, 2015
Berthing CALET The Berthing of CALET on the ISS September 21, 2015
Suzaku Completes its Scientific Mission Artist conception of the Suzaku Observatory August 31, 2015
The Vermillion Bird Ten years of discovery with Suzaku July 6, 2015
XMM-Newton at 15 XMM at 15 December 15, 2014
A Swift Decade The Swift Spacecraft November 24, 2014
Chandra at 15 Sample of stunning X-ray images obtained by the Chanda X-ray Observatory July 28, 2014
NuSTAR Extended NuSTAR, with its mast fully extended July 21, 2014
The Spectral Shape of Things to Come ESA's Athena Concept December 2, 2013
Fermi at Five Fermi LAT all-sky Gamma-ray image August 19, 2013
Spotting The X-ray Universe 3XMM X-ray catalog August 12, 2013
Goodbye, GALEX Artist impression of GALEX July 8, 2013
Shot in the Dark Artist impression of Euclid January 28, 2013
New Star View NuSTAR firstlight image July 2, 2012
Stargazer and NuSTAR launch of  NuSTAR June 18, 2012
NuSTAR Birth Pre-launch NuSTAR January 30, 2012
Time Flies Pre-launch RXTE January 9, 2012
The End of ROSAT Artist rendering of ROSAT October 24, 2011
Light OPERA; or Faster? The OPERA experiment at Italy's INFN Gran Sasso Laboratory September 26, 2011
The Places You've Seen RXTE exposure map May 23, 2011
Silver Surfers of Spacetime Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) September 20, 2010
IXO The International X-ray Observatory September 13, 2010
A Higher Altitude Observatory MAXI all-sky X-ray image March 29, 2010
What's the Matter with the Big Bang? alpha magnetic spectrometer August 17, 2009
Decade 10 years of discovery with Chandra July 27, 2009
Hope for the ISS The Kibo module and MAXI July 20, 2009
Monitoring the Twist Artist conception of twisted spacetime near a black hole June 29, 2009
CREAM over Ice CREAM instrument, 4th launch January 26, 2009
Found XMM-Newton Found November 10, 2008
The Launch of GLAST Launch of GLAST June 16, 2008
LAT and GLAST - Together at Last GLAST and LAT Integration December 18, 2007
Happy Birthday RXTE RXTE 10th Anniversary Montage January 23, 2006
A First Light XIS first light images and spectra September 5, 2005
Red Sparrow Launch of Astro-E2; Happy 10th of July July 11, 2005
Poised Launch of Astro-E2; Happy fourth of July July 4, 2005
Swift, as an Arrow Launch of Swift November 22, 2004
Warp Speed Ahead? Anti-hydrogen annihilation October 25, 2004
Sightseeing by Balloon the launch of InFOCus September 20, 2004
A Race To the Swift Swift with PI July 26, 2004
Surfing the Ocean of Spacetime SPI Al 26 Map July 21, 2003
Resolving Gamma-Ray Mysteries Chandra Pinpoints a pulsar July 8, 2002
Farewell, BeppoSAX BeppoSAX May 20, 2002
Candid Snaps of a Star's Outburst HESSI February 18, 2002
Snow TIGER Trap TIGER in Antarctica January 28, 2002
Resolution for the Next Decade Constellation-X December 31, 2001
Granat and the mask of the Galaxy GRANAT/SIGMA Galactic Center April 30, 2001
Return of the Flying Bird ASCA Mission March 5, 2001
Cross of Gold ASCA/PSF December 4, 2000
Renee, Stargazer and HETE-2 Hete-2 October 9, 2000
Shadows and Light EUVE All sky map Apr 17, 2000
Witness to the End of Time MAXIM Blackhole Image Jan 3, 1999
The Launch of XMM XMM Launch Dec 13, 1999
The ASTRO-E Mission ASTRO-E Dec 6, 1999
The X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission NGC 2516 Nov 22, 1999
The Chandra X-ray Observatory Chandra Oct 18, 1999

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