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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 8 November 2002 6.30am EST

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to include an observation of the SGR1900+14 that was accepted as a 3 day turn-around Target Of Opportunity (TOO) on 4 November. The TOO was triggered following a recent series of burst activity. The schedule was replanned to include the 48ks observation with ACIS-S and the impacted observation of 3C403 will be rescheduled in a later load.

Of note last week was the Chandra Calibration Workshop and review held during Oct 6-8. The workshop provided the community with the state of the art of the Chandra team's knowledge of the detectors and mirrors, and also encouraged the general community to participate in the process of calibrating the satellite (http://cxc.harvard.edu/ccw/).

A Chandra image release of Mars was made on 7 November. The image was the first to show astronomers X-rays from planet. The X-rays are produced by fluorescent radiation from oxygen atoms in the upper atmosphere (http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2002/mars/index.html).

The observing schedule for next week is shown below.

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MACSJ2049.9-3217 ACIS-I Nov 10 2048-272 ACIS-S Nov 11 MACS-J0025.4-1222 ACIS-I RX J0420-5022 ACIS-S AX J0335.6-3609 ACIS-S PSS 2237+1837 ACIS-S Nov 12 G21.5-0.9 HRC-S Radiation Belts MACSJ2229.7-2755 ACIS-I Nov 13 XTE J2123-058 ACIS-S PSS 2222+2307 ACIS-S NGC5866 (M102) ACIS-S HH 24-26 ACIS-S Nov 14 RCS0224-0002 ACIS-S Nov 15 Radiation Belts 4U 0042+32 ACIS-S NGC2146 ACIS-S Nov 16 HS 1415+2701 ACIS-S LBQS 1240+1607 ACIS-S LBQS 1235+1453 ACIS-S M87 ACIS-S MACS-J1108.8+0906 ACIS-I Nov 17 QUEST 1220-0025 ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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