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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 10 August 2001 10.00am EDT

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

A Chandra press release was issued on 9 August describing observations that show that the X-ray glow from the plane of the Milky Way galaxy comes from hot and diffuse gas. This helps settle a long-standing mystery about the source of the X-ray emission. For full details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/01_releases/press_080901.html.

The planned observations for the coming week are shown below and include one follow-up observation of the Target Of Opportunity, WZ Sge and several long LETG observations with HRC-S.

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Sersic 159-03           ACIS-S       Aug 13
Cal 87                  ACIS-S/LETG
Radiation Belts                      Aug 14
Cal 83                  HRC-S/LETG   Aug 15
UV Ceti, Gliese 65      HRC-S/LETG   Aug 16
Radiation Belts                      Aug 17
WZ Sge                  HRC-S/LETG   Aug 18
HZ43                    HRC-S/LETG
RCW103                  ACIS-I
MSH15-56                ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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