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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 6 October 2000 3.30pm EDT

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

Real-time procedures were completed during the last week to re-insert the LETG following the completion of the target of opportunity GB000926 at 4.30pm EDT on 29 Sept, retract the LETG as planned at 12.30pm EDT on 2 October, and to perform a test to determine the relative positions of the LETG bumper and retract limit switch. The bumper test was conducted at 12.30pm EDT on 4 October and the test data are being analyzed.

An unexpected Solid State Recorder (SSR) event occurred at 12:14pm on 29 Sept when recording switched from SSR-A to SSR-B without a commanded action. The switch occurred coincident with a commanded play-back from SSR-A and a fault tree analysis is under development. Following the switch, recording was continued on SSR-A, all data was recovered and all subsequent recording and playbacks have been nominal.

The planned observations for the coming week are as follows.

GRB000926              ACIS-S        Oct  8
Radiation Belt                       Oct  9
GRO J0422+32           ACIS-I        Oct 10
A520                   ACIS-I
B2 0738+313            ACIS-S
Abell 963              ACIS-S
3C 219                 ACIS-S        Oct 11
APM08279+5255          ACIS-S
NGC 507                ACIS-S
M31 (multiple)         HRC-I
Radiation Belt                       Oct 12
NGC 720                ACIS-S
A521                   ACIS-S        Oct 13
SMC X-1                ACIS-S
A133                   ACIS-S
HE0230-2130            ACIS-S        Oct 14
RX J0925.7-4758        ACIS-S
SMC X-1                ACIS-S
NGC 7582               ACIS-S
Radiation Belt
NGC 7582               ACIS-S
G11.2-0.3              ACIS-S        Oct 15
G29.7-0.3              ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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