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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 15 June 2001 10.30am EDT

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

Real-time procedures were run on June 13, 14 and 15 to insert and retract the LETG and all completed nominally.

Of note last week was an article in the June 8 New York Times describing the first halo of X-ray emission from a group of young stars.

A number of people have expressed interest in the recent release of a book about the building of AXAF/Chandra. The book is called "Revealing the universe: The Making of the Chandra X-ray Observatory" by Wallace and Karen Tucker.

Preparations are near completion for the Cycle 3 Chandra Peer Review scheduled to be held next week, June 18-20.

The planned observations for the coming week are shown below.

Radiation Belts                      Jun 17 
NGC 6530                ACIS-I       Jun 18
AGX J204711-3628        ACIS-I       Jun 19 
AGX J231008-2223        ACIS-I
A2583                   ACIS-S
Abell 2667              ACIS-S
NGC 628                 ACIS-S
LBQS 0029+0017          ACIS-S       Jun 20 
Radiation Belts
A2534                   ACIS-S
PSR B1957+20            ACIS-S       Jun 21 
NGC 278                 ACIS-S       Jun 22 
NGC 4314                ACIS-S
HD141569                ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                      Jun 23 
M51                     ACIS-S
SDSS160501-011220       ACIS-S
RCW103                  ACIS-I       Jun 24 
1E1740.7-2942           ACIS-S/HETG


All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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