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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 28 October 2005 8.30am EDT

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to include an observation of GRB051022 that was approved as a fast turn-around Target Of Opportunity (TOO) on October 22. Loads were replanned and uplinked on October 25. Observations of the targets 87GB 1437+4423 and MACSJ0159.0-3412 were impacted by the TOO and will be rescheduled in a later load.

A real-time procedure was completed on Oct 26 to update the on-board ephemeris.

The Chandra Quarterly Review was conducted in Cambridge this week, and next week the CXC will host the annual Chandra Calibration Workshop (10/31-11/1), and the 6-years with Chandra conference (11/2-11/4).

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below.

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beta Cep                HRC-S/LETG   Oct 30
M33 Field 6             ACIS-I       Oct 31
beta Cep                HRC-S/LETG
Radiation Belts
RXC J1320.2+3308        ACIS-S       Nov 1
Bootes2                 ACIS-I
M33 Field 6             ACIS-I       Nov 2
beta Cep                HRC-S/LETG
M33 Field 6             ACIS-I
beta Cep                HRC-S/LETG   Nov 3
Radiation Belts
SDSS J1630+4012         ACIS-S       Nov 4
Bootes2                 ACIS-I
Bootes2 (4 obs)         ACIS-I
M33 Field 6             ACIS-I       Nov 5
G20.0-0.2               ACIS-I
M33 Field 6             ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                      Nov 6
RX J0420.0-5022         ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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