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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 26 March 2004 8.30am EST

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

A procedure was completed on March 23 to conduct a dark current calibration of the Aspect Camera. Assessment of telemetry and data analysis indicates a nominal data capture and an expected rate of increase in warm pixels.

A Chandra image release was made on Mar 24 of the supernova remnant N49B. The image shows a cloud of multimillion degree gas that has been expanding for about 10,000 years. Of note is the unexpectedly high concentration of magnesium detected. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2004/n49b/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of the NRA Target Of Opportunity GRS 1747-312.

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Radiation Belts Mar 29 GRS 1747-312 ACIS-S/HETG GRS 1915+105 ACIS-S/HETG Mar 30 RBS1223 HRC-S/LETG Radiation Belts Mar 31 Centaurus Cluster ACIS-S Apr 1 Centaurus Cluster ACIS-S Apr 2 NGC4214 ACIS-S Apr 3 Radiation Belts Centaurus Cluster ACIS-S Apr 4 SN 2001em ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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