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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 24 September 2004 11.30am EDT

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to include an observation of XRF040916 that was approved as a fast turn-around Target Of Opportunity (TOO) on Sep 20. Loads were replanned and uplinked on Sep 25 for observing on Sep 27. An observation of MACS1427.2+4407 was impacted by the TOO and will be rescheduled for a later load.

A Chandra press release was issued on Sept 23 describing how astronomers have used an X-ray image to make the first detailed study of the behavior of high-energy particles around a fast moving pulsar. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/04_releases/press_092304.html

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of CC Ero coordinated with the VLA.

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Radiation Belts                     Sep 27
Eta Cha                ACIS-I       Sep 28
CTB-109 Lobe           ACIS-I     
SDSS J171535.96+63     ACIS-S       Sep 29
RXJ1420+5334           ACIS-S
A1446                  ACIS-S     
Radiation Belts                     Sep 30
CC Eri                 ACIS-S/HETG
Sculptor Dwarf         ACIS-S       Oct 1 
The Crab Nebula        ACIS-S/HETG
PKS J0234-0049         ACIS-S     
CC Eri                 ACIS-S/HETG
Radiation Belts                     Oct 2 
SN 2004dj              ACIS-S       Oct 3

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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