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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 12 September 2003 7.00am EDT

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

Checkout and training with the the Avionics and Software Validation Test Set (ASVT) continued on schedule during the last week following its relocation from the west coast.

A Chandra press release was issued on Sep 9 as a NASA HQ Space Science update. The SSU described observations of the Perseus galaxy cluster that show wavelike features that appear to be sound waves. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2003/perseus/.

Preparations are complete for the 4-year's with Chandra Symposium to be held in Huntsville Sept 16-18.

The observing schedule for next week is shown below and includes an observation of RCW103 scheduled as part of a monitoring series.

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1521+28                ACIS-S       Sep 15
SDSSJ170546.9+631059.1 ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
CLJ1415.1+3612         ACIS-I       Sep 16
NGC 6338               ACIS-I       Sep 17
IRAS01072+4954         ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                     Sep 18
2229+39                ACIS-S
A0400                  ACIS-I       Sep 19
NGC 253                ACIS-S
IRAS01319-1604         ACIS-I       Sep 20
Radiation Belts
RCW103                 ACIS-I       Sep 21
B1608+656              ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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