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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 14 March 2003 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra image release of the supernova remnant DEM L71 was made on 12 March. The Chandra X-ray image reveals a hot inner cloud of glowing iron and silicon surrounded by an outer blast wave. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2003/deml71/index.html.

The rate of Cycle 5 proposal submission has increased as the 7pm EST Mar 14 deadline approaches. The proposal receipt software has run smoothly with ~350 proposals received with 1 day remaining.

The observing schedule for next week is shown below and includes an observation of GX 339-4 coordinated with RXTE.

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MRK 202 ACIS-I Mar 16 NGC 4138 ACIS-S CAS A ACIS-I CAS A ACIS-S CAS A HRC-I Radiation Belts Mar 17 GX 339-4 ACIS-S/HETG RX J150818.8-401730 ACIS-S Mar 18 RX J150139.6-403815 ACIS-S RDCS1252-29 ACIS-I DLS J1402-1019 ACIS-I V4743 Sgr HRC-S/LETG Mar 19 AX J2049.6+2939 ACIS-S RX J205042.9+284643 ACIS-S RDCS1252-29 ACIS-I Mar 20 Radiation Belts Mar 22 3C109 ACIS-S IRAS20069+5929 ACIS-I Mar 23 XTE J1908+094 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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