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OMP rendezvous with Chandra X-ray Observatory

A manned orbital maintenance platform (OMP) rendezvouses with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory for maintenance and upgrade. Flood lamps on the OMP illuminate the shaded side of Chandra revealing its objective X-ray "lens," folding sunshade, and the back side of Chandra's solar panels.

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