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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 7 March 2003 11.00am EST

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

Of note last week was the approval by the Flight Director Board of the transition to DSS-24 following its upgrade to DSN's next generation NSP (Network Simplfication Project) equipment. Following an initial problem identifed during testing, the system is now ready to support Chandra.

The Chandra Cycle 5 proposal deadline is March 14 at 7pm EST.

The observing schedule for next week is shown below.

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Radiation Belts                     Mar 9
M87                    ACIS-S
NGC4527                ACIS-S
NGC4418                ACIS-S
RX J151942.8-375255    ACIS-S       Mar 10
XTE J1807-294          HRC-S
BR 2213-6729           ACIS-S
A514                   ACIS-I
IIIZW54                ACIS-I
RX J062740.3+073103    ACIS-S       Mar 11
LNS 6                  ACIS-S
TXS 0726+499           ACIS-S
CEP B                  ACIS-I
Radiation Belts
IC 10                  ACIS-S       Mar 12
GEV J2035+4214         ACIS-I
IRAS 20126+4104        ACIS-I
CTB 80                 HRC-S        Mar 13
PSS 1506+5220          ACIS-S       Mar 14
Radiation Belts
NGC 1265               ACIS-S
TXS 0756+303           ACIS-S       Mar 16
PC 1035+4747           ACIS-S
BD1137+3000            ACIS-S
NGC4013                ACIS-S
2MASS104943+583750     ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems, with the exception of MUPS thruster A-1 as noted above, continued to operate nominally.

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