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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 5 July 2002 9.00am EDT

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

Of note last week was the approval for uplink of an update to the on-board gyro scale-factor and alignment matrix. The uplink and associated test maneuvers are planned for July 17.

A Chandra press release was issued on June 28 describing new evidence that light emanating from near a black hole loses energy climbing out of a gravitational well created by the black hole, a key prediction of Einstein's theory of general relativity. For more details and the image, see:

The observing schedule for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of M31 coordinated with the Hubble Space Telescope.

H230230                 ACIS-I       Jul 8
A2631                   ACIS-I
AX J0043.7+0054         ACIS-S
PSS 0016+3209           ACIS-S
M31-T6                  ACIS-I
Radiation Belts
G78.2+2.1 CLUMP-2       ACIS-I       Jul 9
WAS 61 (2 obs)          ACIS-S
NGC 4038/NGC 4039       ACIS-S
V824 ARA                ACIS-S/HETG  Jul 10
Radiation Belts                      Jul 11
1E 0657-56              ACIS-I       Jul 12
IM PEG                  ACIS-S/HETG  Jul 13
NGC 4038/NGC 4039       ACIS-S
NGC 4596                ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                      Jul 14
HS1140+2711             ACIS-S
HS 1229+4807            ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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