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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 3 February 2006 9.00am EST

During the last week Chandra completed the observing schedule as planned.

Of note last week was the approval for the integration of the HRC Engineering Unit (known as Proof of Concept unit) with the Avionics and Software Validation Test set (ASVT). The new capability will allow testing of new or modified HRC on-orbit procedures directly with the spacecraft simulator.

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below and includes an observation of M81 coordinated with the VLA.

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Super Soft Source ACIS-S Feb 5 SMCwing 1 (5 obs) ACIS-I Radiation Belts Feb 6 HCG 30 ACIS-S Feb 7 SDSSJ0123+0044 ACIS-S AFGL 2591 ACIS-S NGC 7741 ACIS-S Feb 8 SMCwing 6 ACIS-I SDSS J0942+0422 ACIS-S NGC 3274 ACIS-S NGC 4625 ACIS-S NGC 3985 ACIS-S M81* ACIS-S/HETG Polaris ACIS-I SDSS J0900+4215 ACIS-S RX J0720.4-3125 HRC-S/LETG Feb 9 Radiation Belts PSR J0437-4715 (2 obs) ACIS-S SMCwing (2 obs) ACIS-I Feb 10 NGC 6752 ACIS-S GX9+1 HRC-I Feb 11 GX5-1 HRC-I UGC 06850 ACIS-S SDSS J114008.71+03 ACIS-S Puppis A NE Shock ACIS-I Radiation Belts SMCwing (2 obs) ACIS-I Feb 12

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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