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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 7 February 2003 8.00am EST

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

Chandra passed through the fourth, fifth and sixth eclipses of the Spring 2003 season on 31 Jan, 3 and 5 of Feb with nominal power and thermal performance. Real-time procedures were run following each eclipse to disable the Momentum Unload subfunction in the flight software to ensure momentum dumps remain under manual control.

The observing schedule for next week is shown below.

F16090-0139            ACIS-S       Feb 9
SN2003L                ACIS-S
FIRST J114047+462204   ACIS-S       Feb 10
2MASS104044+593409     ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
KS 1731-260            ACIS-S       Feb 11
Markarian 231          ACIS-S
PSR J2021+3651 (2 obs) ACIS-S       Feb 12
CYG X-3                HRC-I
NGC 660                ACIS-S
NGC1404                ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                     Feb 13
NGC 4772               ACIS-S
NGC4666                ACIS-S
NGC4636 (2 obs)        ACIS-I       Feb 14
NGC3125                ACIS-S       Feb 15
Radiation Belts                     Feb 16
NGC2992                ACIS-S


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

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