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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 24 November 2000 6.00pm EST

Happy Thanksgiving from the Chandra Team!

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

Real-time procedures were completed to insert and then retract the LETG for the Target Of Opportunity Aql X-1 observation on Saturday 18 Nov. Both the insertion and retraction were nominal.

The Aspect Camera Dark Current Calibration procedure was run on 20 November during a 5 hour communications pass. This is the first time the procedure has been completed since the dark current calibration was measured prior to Sun Shade Door opening, and will provide a valuable data set for monitoring the ACA performance. Initial assessment indicates that all five data sets taken during the procedure have no gaps, and will provide a solid baseline.

The planned observations for the coming week are as follows.

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Aql X-1 (TOO Part 2)    ACIS-S       Nov 26 
SS 433                  ACIS-S/HETG  Nov 27 
N103B                   ACIS-S/HETG
Radiation Belt          None         Nov 28 
U Gem                   ACIS-S/HETG  Nov 29 
Vela Pulsar             ACIS-S       Nov 30 
1136-135                ACIS-S
4U2129+47               ACIS-S
Radiation Belt                       Dec 1  
SDSS1204-0021           ACIS-S
NGC 3628                ACIS-S       Dec 2  
Monoceros R2            ACIS-I

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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