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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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