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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 13 July 2001 12.30pm EDT

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

Real-time procedures were completed on July 8 and 9 to insert and retract the LETG. Both insertion/retraction pairs were completed nominally. A routine update of the on-board ephemeris was performed on July 12.

Of note during July 16-18 is the conference "The High Energy universe at Sharp Focus: A Symposium of Chandra Science" in St. Paul, Minnesota. The conference will highlight a broad range of Chandra science in areas such as Supernova Remnants/Pulsars, stars, solar system/comets, X-ray binaries, Cataclysmic Variables, galaxies, Active Galactic Nuclei, surveys and clusters of galaxies.

The planned observations for the coming week are shown below and include a series of 30 approx 3 hour observations of the Galactic Center arranged to create a "raster scan" or mosaic of the region. The pointings provide for over 340Ks (94 hours) of observing time and as proposed, the data will be made public immediately.

GCS (6 obs)             ACIS-I       Jul 15
Radiation Belts                      Jul 16
GCS (14 obs)            ACIS-I       Jul 17
Radiation Belts                      Jul 19
GCS (10 obs)            ACIS-I       Jul 20
NGC6624                 ACIS-S/HETG  Jul 21
G21.5-09                ACIS-S
1749+279                ACIS-S
0405-123                ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                      Jul 22
SN 1999EM               ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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