Hubble Space Telescope Daily Report #3067 - 1 Mar 2002


HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE
DAILY REPORT #3067
PERIOD COVERED: 0000Z (UTC) 02/28/02 - 0000Z (UTC) 03/01/02
Daily Status Report as of 060/0000Z

1.0 OBSERVATIONS SCHEDULED AND ACCOMPLISHED:

1.1 Completed Three Sets of WF/PC-2 8937 (Cycle 9 Supplemental Darks pt2/3)

The WF/PC-2 was used obtain three dark frames every day to provide data for monitoring and characterizing the evolution of hot pixels. No problems were encountered.

1.2 Completed STIS/CCD 9317 (Pure Parallel Imaging Program: Cycle 10)

The Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (CCD) was used to perform the default archival pure parallel program for STIS during cycle 10. There were no reported problems.

1.3 Completed Two Sets of STIS/CCD 8901 (Dark Monitor-Part 1)

The Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (CCD) was used to monitor the darks. There was no anomalous activity.

1.4 Completed Three Sets of STIS/CCD 9131 (Imaging the Host Galaxies of High Redshift Type Ia Supernovae)

The Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (CCD) was used to complete the snapshot survey of distant galaxies of known redshift which hosted supernovae {SNe} of Type Ia found via the Supernova Cosmology Project {SCP}. No problems were seen.

1.5 Completed STIS/CCD 8903 (Bias Monitor - Part 1)

The Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (CCD) was used to monitor the bias in the 1x1, 1x2, 2x1, and 2x2 bin settings at gain=1, and 1x1 at gain = 4 to build up high-S/N superbiases and track the evolution of hot columns. There were no problems.

1.6 Completed STIS/MA2 9573 (NUV-MAMA Daily Dark Monitor)

The Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (MA2) was used to perform daily monitoring of the NUV MAMA detector dark noise in order to monitor the effects of thermal changes on the NUV dark rate. No problems occurred.

1.7 Completed Two Sets of STIS/MA1/MA2 9111 (The UV Light Echo of Shock Breakout During SN 1987A)

The Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (MA1 and MA1) was used to observe light echoes {transient reflection nebulae} from SN1987A that were discovered in the optical in 1988 and have been detected in the vacuum ultraviolet by IUE. The proposal completed with no reported problems.

1.8 Completed Two Sets of STIS/MA2 8920 (Cycle 10 MAMA Dark Measurements)

The Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (MA2) was used to perform the routine monitoring of the MAMA detector dark noise, and is the primary means of checking on health of the MAMA detectors systems through frequent monitoring of the background count rate. The proposal completed with no reported anomalous activity.

1.9 Completed WF/PC-2 9319 (POMS Test Proposal: WFII Backup Parallel Archive Proposal II)

The WF/PC-2 was used to execute a POMS test proposal, designed to simulate future scientific plans. The proposal completed without incident.

1.10 Completed Two Sets of WF/PC-2 8059 (POMS Test Proposal: Targeted Parallel Archive Proposal)

The WF/PC-2 was used to observe the parallel opportunities available in the neighborhood of bright galaxies are treated in a slightly different way from the normal pure parallels. Local Group galaxies offer the opportunity for a closer look at young stellar populations. Narrow-band images in F656N can be used both to identify young stars via their emission lines, and to map the gas distribution in star-forming regions. The observations completed nominally.

1.11 Completed Two Sets of STIS/CCD 9077 (Survey of the LMC Planetary Nebulae)

The Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (CCD) was used to perform a snapshot survey of all known LMC planetary nebulae {PNe} in order to study the co-evolution of the nebulae and their central stars, and to probe the chemical enrichment history of the LMC. There were no reported problems.

1.12 Completed Three Sets of WF/PC-2 9318 (POMS Test Proposal: WFII Parallel Archive Proposal Continuation)

The WF/PC-2 was used to perform the generic target version of the WFPC2 Archival Pure Parallel program. The program was used to take parallel images of random areas of the sky, following the recommendations of the Parallels Working Group. There were no reported problems.

1.13 Completed STIS/CCD 9070 (A Census of Nuclear Star Clusters in Late-Type Spiral Galaxies: II. Spectroscopy and Stellar Populations)

The Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (CCD) was used to investigate spiral galaxies that have a prominent star cluster in their dynamical center. Statistics for cluster frequency, size, and luminosity remain incomplete. The proposal completed as planned.

2.0 FLIGHT OPERATIONS SUMMARY:

2.1 Guide Star Acquisitions:
Scheduled Acquisitions: 7
Successful: 7

Scheduled Re-acquisitions: 5
Successful: 5

2.2 FHST Updates:
Scheduled: 19
Successful: 19

2.3 Operations Notes:

Using ROP SR-1A, the SSR-1 EDAC error counter was cleared three times.

Per HSTAR 8514, communications with JSC and KSC via SCAMA at 060/0129Z was lost. Communication were re-established via black telephones until the SCAMAs were properly configured about one-and-one-half hours later.

STS-109 was successfully launched at 060/112201.985Z. Science operations will continue until 060/182400Z. Tomorrow's Daily Report will be the last until science operations resume following Servicing Mission 3B.

3.0 SIGNIFICANT FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

Resumption of normal science observations and calibrations following Servicing Mission 3B.

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