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Astrophysicist Jessica Gaskin to Lead NASA X-Ray Surveyor Design Team

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jessica_gaskinJessica Gaskin, an astrophysicist in the Science Research Office of NASA‘s Marshall Space Flight Center, has been appointed to lead a team of agency researchers who aim to develop a successor platform for the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

NASA said Monday Gaskin works with various researchers worldwide to determine the potential design, size, instruments and launch vehicle requirements of the X-ray Surveyor mission.

She was named co-principal investigator on the High Energy Replicated Optics to Explore the Sun project in 2012.

The Marshall X-ray astronomy group includes Chandra Project Scientist Martin Weisskopf, who is also the senior scientist on the X-ray Surveyor mission.

X-ray Surveyor is one of four NASA missions that the National Research Council will consider for the 2020 Astrophysics Decadal Survey that will work to aid future astrophysics research investment efforts.

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