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What does AFAX stand for?

AFAX stands for Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility

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That chapter addresses additional topics: international cooperation; relations with the human space progra m; the gamma-ray, X-ray, optical, infrared, and radio-astronomy programs; general relativity; the Hubble Space Telescope; the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, formerly known as the Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF); the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF); the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO); and an extrapolation of the future.
Once planned as a single spacecraft, the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility will now consist of two spacecraft -- one for imaging and one for performing high-energy, high-resolution spectroscopy, Goldin says the change should save $300 million on the project's estimated $2.