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29. Keeping the Chandra satellite cool with Python and Xija
PyCon US 2012
Tom Aldcroft
Recorded: March 11, 2012Language: English

The Chandra X-ray Observatory has been producing significant astronomical discoveries since its launch by NASA in July of 1999. The Chandra operations team uses Python for predictive thermal modeling of the spacecraft to maintain a safe thermal environment. This poster describes the Xija modeling framework that is used to create, calibrate, and compute these thermal models.