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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 26 December 2003 9.00am EST

The next report is planned for January 9 following the holiday. A Happy Holiday and New Year to everyone from the entire Chandra Team!

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to include an observation of the GRB source GRB031220 that was accepted as a 3 day turn-around Target Of Opportunity (TOO) on 22 Dec. Loads were replanned and uplinked on Dec 24 for the observation on Dec 25. Observations of HR 5392, MACS911.2+1746 and Mrk 1210 were impacted by the TOO and will be rescheduled for a later load.

A Chandra image release was issued on Dec 19 that shows new details of the shell of supernova remnant N63A, located in the Large Magellanic Cloud. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2003/n63a/.

The mission planning team completed work on the 2-week schedule to span the holiday period. The schedule is shown below and includes observations of M74 coordinated with HST and of the Earth.

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M87 ACIS-S Dec 29 CL0956+4107 ACIS-I M74 X-1 Obs 2 ACIS-S NGC6269 ACIS-I CL0956+4107 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Dec 30 AFGL 618 ACIS-S R Aqr ACIS-S Dec 31 Rosette Nebula ACIS-I Radiation Belts Jan 1 SNR1987A ACIS-S Jan 2 HIP 42540 ACIS-I Jan 3 NGC 3982 ACIS-S 4C+55.16 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Jan 4 0853+2324 ACIS-S Jan 5 RX J0806.3+1527 ACIS-S IRAS FSC 09539+0857 ACIS-S RX J0720.4-3125 ACIS-S Jan 6 Earth HRC-I NGC4697 ACIS-S ESO269-G012 ACIS-S RXCJ 1504-0248 ACIS-I RX J0720.4-3125 ACIS-S Jan 7 Radiation Belts BRI0952-0115 ACIS-S RX J0806.3+1527 ACIS-S Jan 8 SDS 1444-0123 ACIS-S Abell 2029 ACIS-S 3C 388 ACIS-I Jan 9 Radiation Belts G63.7+1.1 ACIS-S Jan 10 NGC1569 ACIS-S DG Tau AB ACIS-S RX J0720.4-3125 ACIS-S Jan 11

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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