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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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