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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 8 February 2002 3.30pm EST

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

Chandra passed through the second and third eclipses of the 2002 Spring season on Feb 3 and 5 with nominal power and thermal performance. A real-time procedure was completed on 1 Feb to clear a glitch-counter that incremented during the first eclipse of the season. A flight software patch to configure the Electrical Power System for medium duration eclipses (the next 7) was uplinked on Feb 3.

A Chandra press release was issued on 6 Feb describing two discoveries about a distant quasar - a massive jet and an X-ray shadow cast by an intervening galaxy. For further details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/02_releases/press_020602.html

The observing schedule for next week is shown below and includes a series of long observations of the Hubble Deep Field North.

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Radiation Belts                     Feb 11 
GRB020127              ACIS-I
M 1-16                 ACIS-S
GRS 1758-258           HRC-I        Feb 12 
M87                    ACIS-S
HDF-N                  ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                     Feb 13 
HDF-N                  ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                     Feb 15 
HDF-N                  ACIS-I       Feb 16 
Radiation Belts                     Feb 18

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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