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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 http://cxc.harvard.edu 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: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/02_releases/press_121002.html.

The observing schedule for next week is shown below.

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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

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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