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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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