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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 24 November 2000 6.00pm EST

Happy Thanksgiving from the Chandra Team!

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

Real-time procedures were completed to insert and then retract the LETG for the Target Of Opportunity Aql X-1 observation on Saturday 18 Nov. Both the insertion and retraction were nominal.

The Aspect Camera Dark Current Calibration procedure was run on 20 November during a 5 hour communications pass. This is the first time the procedure has been completed since the dark current calibration was measured prior to Sun Shade Door opening, and will provide a valuable data set for monitoring the ACA performance. Initial assessment indicates that all five data sets taken during the procedure have no gaps, and will provide a solid baseline.

The planned observations for the coming week are as follows.

Aql X-1 (TOO Part 2) ACIS-S Nov 26 SS 433 ACIS-S/HETG Nov 27 N103B ACIS-S/HETG Radiation Belt None Nov 28 U Gem ACIS-S/HETG Nov 29 Vela Pulsar ACIS-S Nov 30 1136-135 ACIS-S 4U2129+47 ACIS-S Radiation Belt Dec 1 SDSS1204-0021 ACIS-S NGC 3628 ACIS-S Dec 2 Monoceros R2 ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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