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Operations CXO Status Report Friday 16 August 2002

Status Report From: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Posted: Friday, August 16, 2002

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

Observations included a target of opportunity, the gamma ray burster GRB020813. This TOO required replanning the schedule in less than a day, interrupting the command load, and uplinking a substitute load using a real-time procedure.

The third eclipse of the current season, and the longest of the mission so far, occurred on August 12 with nominal power and thermal performance.

The observing schedule for next week is shown below. It includes the completion of last weeks observation of the Groth-Westphal field, which had been interrupted to accommodate the gamma ray burster TOO.

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RXJ1720.1+2638         ACIS-I       Aug 19
MRK 663                ACIS-S
MRK 663                ACIS-S
AX J1511.7+5702        ACIS-S
RXJ1720.1+2638         ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                     Aug 20
G337.2 - 0.7           ACIS-S
GROTH-WESTPHAL FIELD   ACIS-I       Aug 21
RCS1325+2858           ACIS-S       Aug 22
Radiation Belts
PSS2322+1944           ACIS-S       Aug 23
M31-T5                 ACIS-I
FTM0134-0931           ACIS-S
SNR N157B              ACIS-S
HD1685                 ACIS-I       Aug 24
M28                    ACIS-S
RCS1325+2858           ACIS-S
HS 1415+2701           ACIS-S
3C 6.1                 ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                     Aug 25
3C 6.1                 ACIS-S       Aug 26
IC 342 X-1             ACIS-S
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All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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