Help us!

Take some time to transcribe PyCon 2014 talks! Click on the "Share" button below the video and then "Subtitle" to get started.

29. Keeping the Chandra satellite cool with Python and Xija

Summary

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.