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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 22 August 2003 1.00pm EDT

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

A realtime procedure was completed on 18 Aug to recover data from SSR-A after it became full and recording autonomously switched to SSR-B. SSR-A filled following problems with a DSN pass and was unloaded during a rescheduled pass. A small data loss was incurred and recording was switched back to the A-side on Aug 19.

Of note last week was the shipping of the Avionics and Software Validation Test Set (ASVT) from NGST Space Park to the OCC in Cambridge. The equipment will arrive 25 Aug and be fully checked out prior to resuming operational use. The ASVT has been operated remotely by the Flight Operations Team since launch.

The observing schedule for next week is shown below and includes TOO followup observations of XTE J1810-197 and Eta Car.

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Radiation Belts                     Aug 25
SDSS J020845.53+002236 ACIS-S       Aug 25
F01572+0009            ACIS-S       Aug 26
SDSS J233853.83+004812 ACIS-S       Aug 26
HD 220657              ACIS-S/HETG  Aug 26
NGC4750                ACIS-S       Aug 27
NGC 5204 X-1           ACIS-S       Aug 27
F15250+3609            ACIS-S       Aug 27
XTE J1810-197          HRC-I        Aug 27
Radiation Belts                     Aug 27
Eta Car                ACIS-S       Aug 28
A1763                  ACIS-I       Aug 28
VW CEP                 ACIS-S/HETG  Aug 29
Radiation Belts                     Aug 30
3C296                  ACIS-S       Aug 31
Sagittarius DSPH       ACIS-I       Aug 31

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All spacecraft subsystems, with the exception of the MUPS thruster A-1 under investigation, continued to operate nominally.

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