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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 22 October 2009 9.00am EDT

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to include two 7 ks observation of the source Aql X-1 that were accepted as Targets of Opportunity on Oct 15. Scheduled observations of HFPK 334 and 3C 93.1 were impacted by the TOO and will be rescheduled in a later load.

A real-time procedure was executed on Oct 17 to dump a region of OBC memory as part of a test of a new software interface to the Deep-Space Network. A second real-time procedure was executed on Oct 21 to update the on-board ephemeris.

The Einstein Fellows Symposium was held on Oct 19-20. Presentations were made by the 27 current Fellows, covering a wide range of topics in observational and theoretical astrophysics research.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes a follow-up TOO observation of Aql X-1 and DDT observations of XTE J1810-197 and the Crab.

J135541.1+402706       ACIS-S       Oct 24
3C319                  ACIS-S       Oct 25
XTEJ1810-197           ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
ACTJ0346-5438          ACIS-I
1843+356               ACIS-S       Oct 26
J163316.7+352010       ACIS-S
G299.2-2.9             ACIS-I
3C63                   ACIS-S       Oct 27
G299.2-2.9             ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                     Oct 28
ACTJ0346-5438          ACIS-I
Crab                   ACIS-S
G299.2-2.9             ACIS-I
HE0435-1223            ACIS-S       Oct 29
J003756.0-091500       ACIS-S       Oct 30
AqlX-1                 ACIS-S
G299.2-2.9             ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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