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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 27 September 2002 9.00am EDT

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

Of note last week was the approval by the Flight Director Board of the promotion to operations of a new Guide Star catalog. The catalog provides improved color and position information, and will result in an increased availability of acquisition and guide stars during the scheduling of observations.

The observing schedule for next week is shown below and includes an observation of Capella coordinated with XMM-Newton and a series of observations of 47 Tucanae coordinated with the Hubble Space Telescope.

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47 Tucanae (5 obs)      ACIS-S       Sep 29
PSR J1105-6107          ACIS-S       Oct 1
Radiation Belts
MACSJ0159.8-0849        ACIS-I       Oct 2
G315.4-2.3              ACIS-I
SMC Field 4             ACIS-I
47 Tucanae (2 obs)      ACIS-S
RXJ1720.1+2638          ACIS-I       Oct 3
AX J1500.1+3325         ACIS-S
NGC 5905                ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                      Oct 4
AX J1512.0+5708         ACIS-S
SDSS075652+450258       ACIS-S
Capella (2 obs)         HRC-S/LETG
RCS0224-0002            ACIS-S       Oct 5
MR2251-178              HRC-S/LETG

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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