NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory

January 4, 2023

Operations Control Center in Burlington, MA

Burlington is home to the Operations Control Center for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, a large Earth-orbiting telescope that can see X-rays from deep in space.

The Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched in 1999 as NASA’s flagship mission for X-ray astronomy.  It is designed to detect X-ray emission from very hot regions of the Universe such as exploded stars, clusters of galaxies, and matter around black holes.

Take a tour of the Chandra X-ray Observatory Operations Control Center located on Wayside road in Burlington.


A Look at the Chandra X-Ray Observatory Control Center in Burlington