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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 12 March 2004 8.30am EST

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to include an observation of 1ES 1028+511 that was accepted as a 1 day turn-around Target Of Opportunity (TOO) on 10 Mar. Loads were replanned and uplinked on Mar 11. Observations of NGC 3384, LBQS 1203+1530, M101, G21.5-09, SDSS J132323.78-00 were impacted by the TOO and will be rescheduled for a later load.

A Chandra press release was made on Mar 8 describing observations of X-rays from Saturn. The results show the emission concentrated near the equator (unlike Jupiter with its polar emission) and a solar-like spectrum indicating an atmospheric reflection mechanism. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below.

L1448 N-A              ACIS-I       Mar 14 
Cas A                  ACIS-I       Mar 15
Cas A                  ACIS-S
Cas A                  HRC-I
Radiation Belts
F1540-4914             ACIS-S       Mar 16
1116-462               ACIS-S
Hen 3-600              ACIS-S/HETG
XTE J0929-314          ACIS-S       Mar 17
Mrk 705                ACIS-S/HETG  Mar 18
Radiation Belts
M101                   ACIS-S       Mar 19
HH 300                 ACIS-I       Mar 20
NGC 625                ACIS-S
Alpha CrA              ACIS-I       Mar 21


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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