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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 4 January 2002 9.00am EST

Happy New Year from the Chandra Team!

During the last two weeks the observing schedule was interrupted once following a high radiation event at 1:30am EST on Dec 26 that stopped the daily load and activated the science instrument safing sequence (SCS 107). All actions were nominal and radiation levels dropped sufficiently to allow the loads to be restarted at 6pm on Dec 27. Observations of Beta Ceti, G78.2+2.1, CYG X-1, A168 were impacted by the event and will be rescheduled in a later load.

Preparations are complete for the Jan 6-10 American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Washington DC, where two Chandra press releases are planned.

The schedule of observations for the coming week are shown below and include an observation of XTE J1118+480 coordinated with HST.

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Radiation Belts                      Jan 7
M31-T4                  ACIS-I
NGC507                  ACIS-I       Jan 8
NGC1550-A               ACIS-I
NGC1550-B               ACIS-I
MG J0414+0534           ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                      Jan 9
NGC5866                 ACIS-S       Jan 10
PSS1326+0743            ACIS-S
HS 1111+4033            ACIS-S
XTE J1118+480           ACIS-S       Jan 10
24 Ursae Majoris        ACIS-S/HETG  Jan 11
Radiation Belts                      Jan 12
GX 301-2                ACIS-S/HETG  Jan 13
PSR B0833-45            HRC-I

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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