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Operations CXO Status Report

Monday 1 May 2000 8.30am EDT

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

One real-time procedure is planned during the next week to continue testing the ACIS "squeegee mode". The test scheduled for 4:45pm on 5/1 will use the same number of CCD rows as for the 4/15 test (8 and 16), but with reduced parallel transfer times. The test is intended to verify that the energy resolution improves on-orbit in the same manner as in lab tests.

The planned observations for next week are as follows.

NGC 3603 ACIS-I May 1 PMN J1131+0455 ACIS-S May 2 NGC 4579 ACIS-S CL 0848.6+4453 ACIS-I May 3 Radiation Belts CL 0848.6+4453 ACIS-I May 4 NGC 4261 ACIS-S May 5 M82 ACIS-I May 6 Radiation Belts SN 1993J ACIS-S May 7 Abell 1995 ACIS-S


Note that a request for a Target of Opportunity was made on 4/30 and is under assessment. If the TOO is approved, the next status report will include the schedule revisions made to accommodate the observations.

The spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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