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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 21 October 2005 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was conducted on Oct 16 to reboot the ACIS back-end processor (BEP) and restart the digital electronics assembly (DEA) housekeeping process. Thr procedure was conducted as a cleanup action following the unexpected shutdown of the DEA on Sept 15.

Real-time procedures were also conducted on Oct 19 and 20 to run a passes with the new Linux version of the ground system. The procedures were part of the final acceptance testing of the system and were completed without problem.

Of note last week was the Chandra User Committee meeting held at the CXC on October 19-20.

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below and includes an observation of 4U 1705-44 coordinated with RXTE.

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Radiation Belts                      Oct 24
RXJ0419.6+0225          ACIS-S
The Crab Nebula         ACIS-S/HETG  Oct 25
SGR 1627-41             ACIS-S
Limiting Window         ACIS-I
87GB 1437+4423          ACIS-S
RGBJ0254+3931           ACIS-S
MACSJ0159.0-3412        ACIS-I
4U 1705-44              ACIS-S/HETG  Oct 26
Radiation Belts
cl0405-4100             ACIS-I       Oct 27
HH 154                  ACIS-I
2PIGGz0.068 J0311       ACIS-I       Oct 28
SDSS J1602+4228         ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                      Oct 29
GX 5-1                  ACIS-S/HETG
SDSS J032349.53-00      ACIS-S       Oct 30
MACSJ0326.8-0043        ACIS-I

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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