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Operations CXO Status Report

Monday 1 May 2000 8.30am EDT

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

One real-time procedure is planned during the next week to continue testing the ACIS "squeegee mode". The test scheduled for 4:45pm on 5/1 will use the same number of CCD rows as for the 4/15 test (8 and 16), but with reduced parallel transfer times. The test is intended to verify that the energy resolution improves on-orbit in the same manner as in lab tests.

The planned observations for next week are as follows.

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NGC 3603               ACIS-I          May 1
PMN J1131+0455         ACIS-S          May 2
NGC 4579               ACIS-S
CL 0848.6+4453         ACIS-I          May 3
Radiation Belts
CL 0848.6+4453         ACIS-I          May 4
NGC 4261               ACIS-S          May 5
M82                    ACIS-I          May 6
Radiation Belts
SN 1993J               ACIS-S          May 7
Abell 1995             ACIS-S

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Note that a request for a Target of Opportunity was made on 4/30 and is under assessment. If the TOO is approved, the next status report will include the schedule revisions made to accommodate the observations.

The spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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