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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 3 August 2001 7.00am EDT

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

Of note last week was the review and approval of the plan for handling the 2001 Fall Eclipse Season. The Season will extend from 17 Aug to 30 Aug with 6 medium Earth eclipses ranging in duration from 42 to 96 minutes. Since all the eclipses are of medium duration (40-100 min), no flight software patches are required.

Approval was given for loading the B-side OTG flight software patches to the OBC - they are expected to be uplinked next week.

The planned observations for the coming week are shown below and include two follow-up observations of the Target Of Opportunity, WZ Sge that was approved last week.

WZ Sge (TOO)            HRC-S/LETG   Aug 6
Radiation Belts
WZ SGE (TOO)            ACIS-S
LBQS 1231+1320          ACIS-S
NGC 4303                ACIS-S
NGC 2024                ACIS-I       Aug 8
AGX J045241-5322        ACIS-I       Aug 9
GX340+0 (2 obs)         ACIS-S/HETG
CIR X-1                 ACIS-S/HETG
Radiation Belts
Gamma Cas               ACIS-S/HETG  Aug 10
HD 223460               ACIS-S/HETG
CYG X-2                 ACIS-S/HETG  Aug 11
Radiation Belts                      Aug 12
IC 1459                 ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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