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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 14 March 2003 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra image release of the supernova remnant DEM L71 was made on 12 March. The Chandra X-ray image reveals a hot inner cloud of glowing iron and silicon surrounded by an outer blast wave. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2003/deml71/index.html.

The rate of Cycle 5 proposal submission has increased as the 7pm EST Mar 14 deadline approaches. The proposal receipt software has run smoothly with ~350 proposals received with 1 day remaining.

The observing schedule for next week is shown below and includes an observation of GX 339-4 coordinated with RXTE.

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MRK 202                ACIS-I       Mar 16
NGC 4138               ACIS-S
CAS A                  ACIS-I
CAS A                  ACIS-S
CAS A                  HRC-I
Radiation Belts                     Mar 17
GX 339-4               ACIS-S/HETG
RX J150818.8-401730    ACIS-S       Mar 18
RX J150139.6-403815    ACIS-S
RDCS1252-29            ACIS-I
DLS J1402-1019         ACIS-I
V4743 Sgr              HRC-S/LETG   Mar 19
AX J2049.6+2939        ACIS-S
RX J205042.9+284643    ACIS-S
RDCS1252-29            ACIS-I       Mar 20
Radiation Belts                     Mar 22
3C109                  ACIS-S
IRAS20069+5929         ACIS-I       Mar 23
XTE J1908+094          ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems, with the exception of MUPS thruster A-1 as noted above, continued to operate nominally.

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