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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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