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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 16 August 2002 11.57am EDT

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

Observations included a target of opportunity, the gamma ray burster GRB020813. This TOO required replanning the schedule in less than a day, interrupting the command load, and uplinking a substitute load using a real-time procedure.

The third eclipse of the current season, and the longest of the mission so far, occurred on August 12 with nominal power and thermal performance.

The observing schedule for next week is shown below. It includes the completion of last week�s observation of the Groth-Westphal field, which had been interrupted to accommodate the gamma ray burster TOO.

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RXJ1720.1+2638 ACIS-I Aug 19 MRK 663 ACIS-S MRK 663 ACIS-S AX J1511.7+5702 ACIS-S RXJ1720.1+2638 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Aug 20 G337.2 - 0.7 ACIS-S GROTH-WESTPHAL FIELD ACIS-I Aug 21 RCS1325+2858 ACIS-S Aug 22 Radiation Belts PSS2322+1944 ACIS-S Aug 23 M31-T5 ACIS-I FTM0134-0931 ACIS-S SNR N157B ACIS-S HD1685 ACIS-I Aug 24 M28 ACIS-S RCS1325+2858 ACIS-S HS 1415+2701 ACIS-S 3C 6.1 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Aug 25 3C 6.1 ACIS-S Aug 26 IC 342 X-1 ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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