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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 12 March 2004 8.30am EST

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to include an observation of 1ES 1028+511 that was accepted as a 1 day turn-around Target Of Opportunity (TOO) on 10 Mar. Loads were replanned and uplinked on Mar 11. Observations of NGC 3384, LBQS 1203+1530, M101, G21.5-09, SDSS J132323.78-00 were impacted by the TOO and will be rescheduled for a later load.

A Chandra press release was made on Mar 8 describing observations of X-rays from Saturn. The results show the emission concentrated near the equator (unlike Jupiter with its polar emission) and a solar-like spectrum indicating an atmospheric reflection mechanism. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2004/saturn/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below.

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L1448 N-A ACIS-I Mar 14 Cas A ACIS-I Mar 15 Cas A ACIS-S Cas A HRC-I Radiation Belts F1540-4914 ACIS-S Mar 16 1116-462 ACIS-S Hen 3-600 ACIS-S/HETG XTE J0929-314 ACIS-S Mar 17 Mrk 705 ACIS-S/HETG Mar 18 Radiation Belts M101 ACIS-S Mar 19 HH 300 ACIS-I Mar 20 NGC 625 ACIS-S Alpha CrA ACIS-I Mar 21

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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