NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory Update: 19 October 2018

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018

Update!: Chandra remains in its normal pointing mode and has been maneuvered to ensure the spacecraft and instruments remain at a cool operating temperature. The Flight Operations Team has completed testing and simulation of the procedures and on-board software updates that will place Chandra into a new gyroscope configuration with the gyroscope that caused the Oct. 10 safe mode in reserve.  The switch is scheduled for Friday night (tonight) and will be followed by a period of collecting maneuver data to validate and calibrate the new configuration prior to resuming science observing, planned for early next week.

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