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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 10 September 2004 7.30am EDT

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

Real-time procedures were run on 8 Sept to perform a routine EIA Sequencer self-check and on 9 Sept as part of a diagnosis of a stuck-on heater located on the Optical Bench Assembly (OBA) in Zone 50.

A Chandra press release was issued on Sept 8 describing observations of core gas cloud motions in the Fornax galaxy cluster interpreted as attraction by a superstructure of dark matter. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/04_releases/press_090804.html

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes two series of 21 calibration observations of AR Lac.

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Swire Lockman 5 ACIS-I Sep 12 Abell 478 ACIS-I Sep 13 AR Lac (21 obs) HRC-I XRF040825 ACIS-I Sep 14 Radiation Belts Kepler ACIS-S Sep 15 Sculptor Dwarf ACIS-S AR Lac (21 obs) HRC-S Swire Lockman 1 ACIS-I Sep 16 Radiation Belts Swire Lockman 2 ACIS-I Sep 17 Swire Lockman 3 ACIS-I Sep 18 CL0853+5759 ACIS-I Sep 19

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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