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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 6 September 2002 11.00am EDT

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

Real time procedures were completed on 5 Sept to uplink the short eclipse patches for the A and B-side OBC in preparation for the lunar eclipse on Sept 7. A contingency patch was also uplinked. The 39 minute eclipse will occur on Sept 7 at 11:55am and be monitored in real-time by the Flight team.

Of note last week was the MSFC Independent Annual Review for Chandra held at the OCC during Sept 4-5. The preliminary findings of the IAR were provided to the Chandra team and indicated no major areas of concern. The formal report and findings are expected to be presented to the MSFC PMC in October.

The observing schedule for next week is shown below and includes a near full orbit (150 Ks) observation of the radio quiet QSO MR2251-17.8.

Q2127+040 ACIS-S Sep 8 HS 2146+0428 ACIS-S ROSS 154 ACIS-S M28 ACIS-S Sep 9 RXJ J1708-4009 ACIS-S/HETG LS 5039 ACIS-S/HETG Sep 10 Radiation Belts MRC 2251-178 ACIS-S/HETG 2S 1845-024 ACIS-S/HETG Sep 12 Radiation Belts G21.5-0.9 HRC-S Sep 13 G21.5-0.9 ACIS-I G21.5-0.9 ACIS-S MACS-J1824.3+4309 ACIS-I Sep 14 G116.9+0.2 ACIS-I G127.1+0.5 ACIS-I IC342 S1 AND S2 HRC-I Sep 15 RX J1624+75 ACIS-S MACSJ1319.9+7003 ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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