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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 29 March 2002 1.30pm EST

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to include an observation of the Gamma Ray Burster GRB020321 that was accepted as a Target Of Opportunity (TOO) on 24 March. Observation of FTM0906+4952 and HS 0848+1119 were impacted by the TOO and will be rescheduled in a later load.

Real-time procedures were completed nominally on 23 March to re-position the HRC door to its closed position and on 28 March to uplink the rebuilt loads for the TOO.

A press release was issued on March 28 announcing the detection with Chandra of the three most distant quasars, located some 13 billion lights years away. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/02_releases/press_032802.html

The observing schedule for the next week is shown below and includes a pair of constrained observations of RX J1258+23.

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IRAS20051-1117 ACIS-I Apr 1 V 1525+0958 ACIS-I Radiation Belts NGC6397 ACIS-S Apr 2 Vela Pwn ACIS-S 1WGA_J1220.6+3347 ACIS-S Apr 3 RX J1258+23 (2 obs) ACIS-S NGC 4410A ACIS-S BR1202-0725 ACIS-S HD133880 ACIS-I Apr 4 NGC6397 ACIS-S Quest 1533-0346 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Abell 2147 ACIS-I Apr 5 NGC 5775 ACIS-S NGC 3628 X-2 ACIS-S Apr 6 HS 0810+5157 ACIS-S NGC1600 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Apr 7 0413-210 ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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