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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 10 September 2004 7.30am EDT

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

Real-time procedures were run on 8 Sept to perform a routine EIA Sequencer self-check and on 9 Sept as part of a diagnosis of a stuck-on heater located on the Optical Bench Assembly (OBA) in Zone 50.

A Chandra press release was issued on Sept 8 describing observations of core gas cloud motions in the Fornax galaxy cluster interpreted as attraction by a superstructure of dark matter. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes two series of 21 calibration observations of AR Lac.

Swire Lockman 5        ACIS-I       Sep 12
Abell 478              ACIS-I       Sep 13
AR Lac (21 obs)        HRC-I
XRF040825              ACIS-I       Sep 14
Radiation Belts
Kepler                 ACIS-S       Sep 15
Sculptor Dwarf         ACIS-S
AR Lac (21 obs)        HRC-S
Swire Lockman 1        ACIS-I       Sep 16
Radiation Belts
Swire Lockman 2        ACIS-I       Sep 17
Swire Lockman 3        ACIS-I       Sep 18
CL0853+5759            ACIS-I       Sep 19


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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