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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 3 November 2000 2.30pm EST

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

The Observatory passed through the lunar eclipse of Oct 27 with fully nominal performance. The eclipse was the first to be handled using solar array off-pointing to avoid a possible power bus over-voltage condition following eclipse exit. The daily load off-pointed the arrays to 75 degrees at 10.10pm EST, the eclipse began at 11.10pm with 42 minute duration, and the arrays were repointed at 11:58pm.

An upgrade to the ground system software and operating system was performed on Nov 2. Both the On Line System and Off Line systems were upgraded and the new version of ONLS was operational for a pass at 1pm EST on Nov 2 as planned. Configuration of the OFLS is proceeding today.

The planned observations for the coming week are as follows.

3C15                    ACIS-S       Nov 5  
3C31                    ACIS-S       Nov 6  
SMC X-1                 ACIS-S
GSGP4X:109              ACIS-S
NGC 1291                ACIS-S       Nov 7  
Radiation Belt
GSGP4X:114              ACIS-S       Nov 8
SMC X-1                 ACIS-S
NGC 1549                ACIS-S
SMC X-1                 ACIS-S
Vela Pulsar             ACIS-S       Nov 9  
4U2129+47               ACIS-S
NGC4111                 ACIS-S
SMC X-1                 ACIS-S
GSGP4X:091              ACIS-S
Radiation Belt                       Nov 10 
B2 2236+35              ACIS-S
SNR 1987A               ACIS-S
AU Mic                  ACIS-S/HETG  Nov 12


All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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