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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 18 October 2002 6.00am EDT

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

This week saw the first operational use of a tool designed to improve the selection of aspect stars during the mission planning process. The tool is expected to reduce the number of load reviews held each week prior to approval and uplink, and reduce the probability of bright star holds.

Of note this week was the presentation on 10/17 by the IAR Chair to the MSFC Project Management Council of the results of the 2002 Chandra review. The IAR observations and program responses were discussed and no major actions came from the review.

The observing schedule for next week is shown below.

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V4641 SGR ACIS-S Oct 20 Ophiuchus Cluster ACIS-S Oct 21 LBQS0018-0220 ACIS-S NGC 246 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Oct 22 MZ 3 ACIS-S Oct 23 Mouse ACIS-S PSR B1823-13 ACIS-S Oct 24 NGC2434 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Oct 25 MACS-J2214.9-1359 ACIS-I MACS-J2129.4-0741 ACIS-I Oct 26 G21.5-0.9 HRC-S MACSJ2228.5+2036 ACIS-I NGC2146 ACIS-S Q1250+568 ACIS-S Oct 27 Abell 576 ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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