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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 13 July 2001 12.30pm EDT

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

Real-time procedures were completed on July 8 and 9 to insert and retract the LETG. Both insertion/retraction pairs were completed nominally. A routine update of the on-board ephemeris was performed on July 12.

Of note during July 16-18 is the conference "The High Energy universe at Sharp Focus: A Symposium of Chandra Science" in St. Paul, Minnesota. The conference will highlight a broad range of Chandra science in areas such as Supernova Remnants/Pulsars, stars, solar system/comets, X-ray binaries, Cataclysmic Variables, galaxies, Active Galactic Nuclei, surveys and clusters of galaxies.

The planned observations for the coming week are shown below and include a series of 30 approx 3 hour observations of the Galactic Center arranged to create a "raster scan" or mosaic of the region. The pointings provide for over 340Ks (94 hours) of observing time and as proposed, the data will be made public immediately.

GCS (6 obs) ACIS-I Jul 15 Radiation Belts Jul 16 GCS (14 obs) ACIS-I Jul 17 Radiation Belts Jul 19 GCS (10 obs) ACIS-I Jul 20 NGC6624 ACIS-S/HETG Jul 21 G21.5-09 ACIS-S 1749+279 ACIS-S 0405-123 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Jul 22 SN 1999EM ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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