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Spartan 1

Spartan 1

Photo of the Spartan 1 satellite being deployed by the Space Shuttle Discovery's manipulator arm.

Photo of the Spartan 1 satellite being deployed by the Space Shuttle Discovery's manipulator arm. (Credit: NASA)

Lifetime: June 1985

Country (primary): United States

Primary Science

The primary science objectives of Spartan 1 was to investigate the photon emission processes in clusters of galaxies and to study the center of our galaxy.

Science Highlights

  • Observations of the Perseus cluster of galaxies and our galactic center region

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A service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC

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