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High Energy Astronomy Observatory (HEAO)

1977-01-01

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

Managed by the Marshall Space Flight Center and designed by TRW, the first High Energy Astronomy Observatory was launched August 12, 1977 aboard an Atlas Centaur rocket. HEAO-1, devoted to the study of X-rays in space, carried four instruments all used primarily in a scarning mode. The mission lasted seventeen months.

Details

  • Title: High Energy Astronomy Observatory (HEAO)
  • Date Created: 1977-01-01
  • Rights: MSFC
  • Album: rlobrie1

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