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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 5 January 2001 11.00am EST

Happy New Year from the Chandra Team!

During the last two weeks, Chandra completed the observing schedule as planned, no spacecraft or ground system problems were experienced and no real-time procedures were required. The well behaved nature of the Sun was also welcome during this period.

Other items of note include the release on December 28 of the third Chandra NRA with a proposal deadline of March 15, and the completion of preparations for the Jan 8-11 American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting, where three Chandra press releases are expected.

The planned observations for the coming week are shown below and involve some careful mission planning. The observations include two LETG observations of Venus, a series of five comet observations spaced approximately 1 day apart and a coordinated observation with the Hubble Space Telescope of the Crab Nebulas on January 8. Real-time procedures are scheduled for 6.20am EST on Jan 10 and 10.30am EST on Jan 12 to insert and retract the LETG.

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Comet/1999 T1 ACIS-S Jan 7 1354+195 ACIS-S HCG62_NW ACIS-I Abell 1644 ACIS-I 1055+018 ACIS-S Jan 8 Cas A ACIS-S 3C129.1 ACIS-I Crab Nebula ACIS-S SDSS021102-000910 ACIS-S NGC 5204 X-1 ACIS-S Comet/1999 T1 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Jan 9 Venus ACIS-S/LETG HR 1099, V711 TAU HRC-S/LETG Vela Pulsar HRC-S/LETG Jan 10 HZ43 HRC-I/LETG Jan 11 Comet/1999 T1 ACIS-S Radiation Belts M31 ACIS-S Jan 12 Venus ACIS-S GSGP4X:091 ACIS-S RCW103 ACIS-I Comet/1999 T1 ACIS-S NGC 5253 ACIS-S Comet/1999 T1 ACIS-S Jan 13 NGC 4559 X-1 ACIS-S SN 1998S ACIS-S 0723+679 ACIS-S Cas A HRC-I Jan 14 Cas A ACIS-I

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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