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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 6 December 2002 9.00am EST

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

A calibration of the Aspect Camera Assembly's dark current was carried via stored command loads on Dec 3. The calibration was monitored in real-time and the data were captured successfully via dump through virtual channel 2. The pass was also supported by a second DSN station in shadow mode in order to test new Network Simplification Project equipment. Data from the test is under analysis.

Of note last week was an article on Chandra in the December issue of National Geographic. See pages 42-53 for some spectacular pictures, including a fold-out.

The observing schedule for next week is shown below and includes an observation of NGC7469 coordinated with the Hubble Space Telescope and FUSE, and AB Doradus coordinated with ground-based observations.

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SDSS J165354+405402     ACIS-S       Dec 8
NGC 4501                ACIS-S
2MASS124349-080248      ACIS-S       Dec 9
Radiation Belts
GRB021201               ACIS-I
J 091824+063653         ACIS-S       Dec 10
NGC 5171                ACIS-S
SN 2002HI               ACIS-S
AB Doradus              HRC-S/LETG
Radiation Belts                      Dec 11
NGC7469                 ACIS-S/HETG  Dec 12
UGC2369                 ACIS-S       Dec 14

BR 0424-2209            ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
MACS-J1311.0-0310       ACIS-I       Dec 15
MACSJ1206.2-0847        ACIS-I
A697                    ACIS-I

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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