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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 22 November 2002 10.00am EST

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

Chandra passed through the 2002 Leonid meteor shower on Nov 19 without incident. All actions including pointing to the anti-radiant and off-pointing the solar arrays by 2 degrees executed nominally from the daily load. Tht event was monitored in real-time by the Operations Team.

A real-time procedure was completed on November 14 to update the on-board ephemeris.

A Chandra press release was issued on Nov 19 as a NASA HQ Space Science update. The SSU described observations that for the first time provide proof of two supermassive black holes existing together in the same galaxy. For details see: http://www.chandra.harvard.edu/press/02_releases/press_111902.html.

The observing schedule for next week is shown below and includes a series of calibration observations of PKS2155-304 coordinated with XMM-Newton and an observation of M31 coordinated with the Hubble Space Telescope.

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MKW4                    ACIS-S       Nov 24
SN 2002HH               ACIS-S       Nov 25
GRB021004               ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
NGC 821                 ACIS-S       Nov 26
BR 2213-6729            ACIS-S
SNR1987A                ACIS-S
PSR J1016-5857          ACIS-S       Nov 27
SNR1987A                ACIS-S
HS 1251+2636            ACIS-S
J 132512+112329         ACIS-S
NGC 3557                ACIS-I       Nov 28
Radiation Belts
HS 1603+3820            ACIS-S       Nov 29
M31-T5                  ACIS-S
PKS2155-304 (2 obs)     ACIS-S/HETG
PKS2155-304             ACIS-S/LETG  Nov 30
PKS2155-304             HRC-S/LETG
PKS2155-304             HRC-I/LETG
PKS2155-304             HRC-S/LETG
NGC 821                 ACIS-S
J0305+3525              ACIS-S       Dec 1 
Radiation Belts
1317+520                ACIS-S
QUEST 1155-0147         ACIS-S       Dec 2

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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