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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 9 April 2004 10.00am EST

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

A real-time procedure was conducted on Apr 4 to dump a portion of the OBC memory. The dump was performed to support planning for a possible ACIS bake-out.

A Chandra press release was made on Apr 5 describing the first X-ray measurement of the extent of Titan?s atmosphere. The observation of Saturn?s largest moon was possible due to a rare transit of Titan across the Crab Nebula. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of the Earth and of 1229-021 coordinated with the Hubble Space Telescope.

Radiation Belts                     Apr 11
F1520-3904             ACIS-S
1RXSJ113155.4-1231     ACIS-S       Apr 12
1RXSJ113155.4-1231     ACIS-S
1SAX J0618.0+2227      ACIS-S
Earth                  HRC-I
alpha CrA              ACIS-I       Apr 13
WGA J000702+7302.9     HRC-I
Radiation Belts
Cassiopeia A           ACIS-S       Apr 14
Radiation Belts                     Apr 16
AC211                  ACIS-S/HETG  Apr 17


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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