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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 15 June 2001 10.30am EDT

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

Real-time procedures were run on June 13, 14 and 15 to insert and retract the LETG and all completed nominally.

Of note last week was an article in the June 8 New York Times describing the first halo of X-ray emission from a group of young stars.

A number of people have expressed interest in the recent release of a book about the building of AXAF/Chandra. The book is called "Revealing the universe: The Making of the Chandra X-ray Observatory" by Wallace and Karen Tucker.

Preparations are near completion for the Cycle 3 Chandra Peer Review scheduled to be held next week, June 18-20.

The planned observations for the coming week are shown below.

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Radiation Belts Jun 17 NGC 6530 ACIS-I Jun 18 AGX J204711-3628 ACIS-I Jun 19 AGX J231008-2223 ACIS-I A2583 ACIS-S Abell 2667 ACIS-S NGC 628 ACIS-S LBQS 0029+0017 ACIS-S Jun 20 Radiation Belts A2534 ACIS-S PSR B1957+20 ACIS-S Jun 21 NGC 278 ACIS-S Jun 22 NGC 4314 ACIS-S HD141569 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Jun 23 M51 ACIS-S SDSS160501-011220 ACIS-S RCW103 ACIS-I Jun 24 1E1740.7-2942 ACIS-S/HETG

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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