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Chandra Users’ Committee CXC Manager’s Status Report For the period October 08 – March 09. Roger Brissenden CXC Manager 06 April 2008. Topics. Program Level Status Program Management Spacecraft Science Instruments and Calibration Mission Planning OCC Data Processing CXCDS

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Chandra users committee cxc manager s status report for the period october 08 march 09

Chandra Users’ CommitteeCXC Manager’s Status ReportFor the period October 08 – March 09

Roger Brissenden

CXC Manager

06 April 2008


Topics
Topics

  • Program Level Status

    • Program Management

    • Spacecraft

    • Science Instruments and Calibration

    • Mission Planning

    • OCC

    • Data Processing

    • CXCDS

    • Chandra Director’s Office

    • Education and Public Outreach

  • Mission Metrics

  • Chandra Grant Awards

CXC Status Report/CUC


Program level status program management
Program Level Status – Program Management

  • Budget and Contract

    • The CXC’s budget is on track with the FY09 Operating Plan

    • Program budget guidelines for FY10-14 have been released by NASA HQ and we assessing them for impacts. Meeting with HQ 4/13/09

    • NASA has issued a request for proposal for a CXC contract extension to continue Chandra operations and science for up 9 additional years

    • A fast-track Integrated Acquisition Team approach is being used: the IAT held its first meeting on 3/10/09

    • RFPs to SAO subcontractors have been issued, with 45 day turnaround

    • Proposal is planned for submission by May 15 with start date 10/1/09

CXC Status Report/CUC


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Program Level Status – Program Management

  • Facilities

    • The OCC’s contingency computer system at the CfA’s Cambridge Discovery Park facility has been tested with the spacecraft and been shown to be capable of supporting mission operations in case of a serious interruption to the OCC.

  • Reviews and Conferences

    • CIAO workshop (10/20/08)

    • Chandra Users’ Committee (10/15/08)

      Planned:

    • Peer Review (6/22/09)

    • Supernova Remnant workshop (7/8/09)

    • Calibration review (9/21/09)

    • 10 Years of Science with Chandra (9/22-25/09)

CXC Status Report/CUC



Program level status operations
Program Level Status – Operations

  • Spacecraft

    • Continues to operate extremely well overall.

    • Transition to Normal Sun Mode (10/21/08) due to a single event upset in a circuit known to be susceptible to SEUs. 168 ks of science lost. No adverse impact to mission.

    • Nominal passages through summer eclipse season, 6/12 – 7/6.

  • Science Instruments

    • Instruments are operating extremely well.

    • ACIS flight software v.44 performing nominally

      • Upload of v.44 on 10/1/08 coincided closely with ACIS watchdog timer reboot in continuous clocking mode

      • Reloaded v.31 10/6/08 and started long test of v.44 in CC mode

      • Reloaded v.44 on 1/15/09; nominal performance since

CXC Status Report/CUC


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Program Level Status – Operations

  • Mission Planning: Load-interrupting TOOs

    Accepted Target Time*

    10/01/08 3C66A 3 d 8 h

    10/03/08 AXP 1E1547.0-5408 4 d 5 h**

    10/06/08 1ES0120+340 1 d 3 h

    12/15/08 CSS 081007:030559+05 1d 18h

    1/22/09 1E1547.0-5408 1d 16h

    *Time from TOO approval to command upload

    ** Delayed by ACIS watchdog timer reset on 10/4

  • OCC

    • Water leak in TST room on 2/24/09

      HRC EGSE damaged, computers to be replaced; ASVT unharmed. Landlord has taken mitigating measures

  • Data Processing

    • Automatic processing is current; mean time from end of observation to delivery to user remains at about one day

      “Please pass on to the relevant groups my appreciation and congratulations on a smoothly running system! My M87 observation ended circa 5am EDT 1 Apr. The data were made available to me in the evening, and I reduced them before going to bed... all in the same day. cheers, Dan [Harris]”

CXC Status Report/CUC


Program level status operations2
Program Level Status – Operations

  • Chandra Source Catalog

    • Released version 1 of the CSC on 3/4/09

    • Includes 94,676 master Chandra sources (unique sources on the sky), 135,914 individual source observations (detected source regions), 3,921 observation intervals

  • CXC Data System Releases

    Version Date Main contents

    CAT 3.0.2– 10/3/08- Chandra Source Catalog

    3.0.10 2/25/09

    CIAO 4.1 12/15 CIAO Data Analysis release/CfP11 support

    CIAO 4.1.1 1/15 CfP11 Pimms Calibration upgrade

    DS 7.6.11.10 12/15 Cycle 11 CfP enhancements

    DS 7.6.11.11 1/15 CfP11 Web update

    DS 7.6.11.12 2/12 TOO Update / CDO request

CXC Status Report/CUC


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Program Level Status – Operations

  • Calibration Database (CalDB) Releases

    Two versions of CalDB are maintained: 4.1+ to support CIAO 4.1, and 3.5.x to support standard data processing and CIAO 3.4 users

    • CalDB 3.5.0.1 11/21/08 Ephin GEOM v2 & EPHIN A mod

    • CalDB 3.5.1 12/5/08 ACIS Tgain & CTI

    • CalDB 4.1.0 12/15/08 ACIS & HRMA mods; major release

    • CalDB 4.1.1 1/21/09 HRMA; HETG; PIMMS eff areas

    • CalDB 3.5.2 1/29/09 HRMA eff area

    • CalDB 3.5.3 3/26/09 ACIS Tgain

    • CalDB 4.1.2 3/27/09 ACIS Tgain, other mods

  • GO and Fellows Program, CXC Director’s Office

    • Cycle 11 request for proposals issued 12/15/08

    • Observing proposal deadline 3/17/09; 668 GO proposals were received

    • Grant issuance is current; average time to award < 3 weeks

    • Einstein Fellows proposal deadline 11/7/08; 157 proposals received for 10 fellowships

CXC Status Report/CUC


Mission metrics mups fuel usage
Mission MetricsMUPS Fuel Usage

CXC Status Report/CUC


Mission metrics thruster warm starts
Mission MetricsThruster Warm Starts

CXC Status Report/CUC


Mission metrics observing efficiency
Mission MetricsObserving Efficiency

CXC Status Report/CUC


Data delivery effectiveness
Data Delivery Effectiveness

Note: Mar-09 figures are as of the first of the following month, not the middle of the following month.

CXC Status Report/CUC


Grant award effectiveness
Grant Award Effectiveness

CXC Status Report/CUC


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