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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 17 October 2003 8.30am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was completed on Oct 16 to update the on-board ephemeris.

A Chandra image release was issued on Oct 14 that reveals dramatic details of a portion of the Crescent Nebula, a giant gaseous shell created by powerful winds blowing from the massive star HD 192163. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2003/ngc6888/ .

The observing schedule for next week is shown below and includes an observation of T Tau coordinated with a VLBI observation.

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NGC 6341 ACIS-S Oct 18 CAS A ACIS-I Oct 19 CAS A ACIS-S CAS A HRC-I HH 355F ACIS-S Radiation Belts V987 Tau ACIS-S/HETG Oct 20 NGC1427A ACIS-S Oct 21 Radiation Belts Oct 22 XTE J1550-564 ACIS-S Oct 23 IRAS10565+2448 ACIS-S T Tau HRC-I Oct 24 3C 78 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Oct 25 SNR DEM L238 ACIS-S Vela Remnant HRC-I Oct 26

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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