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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 13 December 2002 12.00pm EST

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

Real-time procedures were completed on Dec 9 to update the on-board ephemeris and on Dec 13 to reinitialize the flight software Thruster Command Processing subfunction to clear a benign overflow condition.

The Cycle 5 Call for Proposals is planned for release today and announces a a proposal deadline of 14 March 2003. A Science Center software release will be made in conjunction with the CfP that includes updated proposal tools (see under What's New).

A Chandra press release was issued on 11 December that describes lobes of unexpectedly hot gas speeding away from a black hole in our galaxy. For details see:

The observing schedule for next week is shown below.

1492 ACIS-S Dec 15 DLS J0916+2931 ACIS-I SDSS J144231+011055 ACIS-S Dec 16 2MASS145331+1353 ACIS-S ABELL 1991 ACIS-S FIRST 0725+3705 ACIS-S PSS 0747+4434 ACIS-S Dec 17 Radiation Belts UGC 3097 ACIS-S EXO 0423.4-0840 ACIS-S HS0818+1227 ACIS-S Dec 18 FIRST J072302+505448 ACIS-S PSS 1507+5603 ACIS-S PC 1000+4751 ACIS-S RCS1419+5326 ACIS-S 2MASS074825+694712 ACIS-S SDSS J0300+0048 ACIS-S Dec 19 NGC 1808 ACIS-S Radiation Belts 0156-252 ACIS-S Dec 20 1E0102.2-7219 ACIS-S/HETG MACS-J2214.9-1359 ACIS-I Dec 22 Radiation Belts MACS-J2129.4-0741 ACIS-I Dec 23


All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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