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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 20 October 2000 9.00am EDT

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

Last week the Chandra Team were visited by the MSFC Center Director Mr. Art Stephenson. Mr. Stephenson was briefed on the mission status and science highlights, toured the OCC and presented a number of NASA Group Achievement Awards.

A real-time procedure was run to swap to the SSR-B recorder following a loss of approximately 5 hours of data through the ground segment. The data had not yet been overwritten on SSR-A when the loss was discovered and were preserved with the commanded swap to -B. A software patch to modify the SSR-A playback pointer values will allow retrieval of the data, and is in work.

Planned real-time procedures next week include the insertion of the LETG at 6.20pm on 22 Oct and the LETG retraction at 6.20pm EDT on 25 Oct. The team are also preparing for an upcoming lunar eclipse on 27 October during which the solar arrays will be off-pointed to avoid a possible bus over-voltage condition following eclipse exit.

The planned observations for the coming week are as follows.

NGC 3227 HRC-S/LETG AD Leo HRC-S/LETG Oct 24 KPD0005+5106 HRC-S/LETG Oct 25 Radiation Belt NGC 2541 ACIS-S 0902+343 ACIS-S Oct 26 NGC 2683 ACIS-S 3C 212 ACIS-S RX J0852.0-4622 ACIS-I HD100546 ACIS-I HD104237 ACIS-I Sgr A ACIS-I GRS 1758-258 HRC-I Oct 27 G0.9+0.1 ACIS-S G208-45 ACIS-I NGC 6503 ACIS-S Lunar Eclipse Radiation Belt Oct 28 3C263 ACIS-S NGC 5457 ACIS-S Oct 29 3C294 ACIS-S NGC 4414 ACIS-S NGC 4150 ACIS-S RXJ0911.4+0551 ACIS-S IC2560 ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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