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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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