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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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