B0;95;0c Welcome To The CXC ACIS Operations Team Home Page!
About Chandra Archive Proposer Instruments & Calibration Newsletters Data Analysis HelpDesk Calibration Database NASA Archives & Centers Chandra Science Links

Last modified: 06/26/17

CXC/ACIS Operations

Welcome to our home page. ACIS, the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer, is an instrument built by a team of scientists and engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Space Research and the Pennsylvania State University for the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. ACIS shares the Chandra focal plane with the High Resolution Camera. However, what you will find here is contact information and other resources relevant to the Chandra X-ray Observatory Center (CXC) ACIS Operations team members.

ACIS Operations Scientist On-Duty Schedule

Please consult the following table to determine the ACIS Operations scientist on-duty to contact for mission planning purposes or spacecraft emergencies:


Week Of Scientist Work Cell
Jun 26 - Jul 2 Richard Edgar 5-7249 617-866-8615
Jul 3 - Jul 9 John ZuHone 6-1816 781-708-5004
Jul 10 - Jul 16 Paul Plucinsky 6-7726 617-721-4366
Jul 17 - Jul 23 Richard Edgar 5-7249 617-866-8615
Jul 24 - Jul 30 Gregg Germain 6-1558 617-785-0976
Jul 31 - Aug 6 Catherine Grant 253-0797 617-584-2686
Aug 7 - Aug 13 John ZuHone 6-1816 781-708-5004
Aug 14 - Aug 18 Catherine Grant 253-0797 617-584-2686
Aug 19 - Aug 25 Gregg Germain 6-1558 617-785-0976
Aug 26 - Sep 1 Richard Edgar 5-7249 617-866-8615
Sep 2 - Sep 3 Catherine Grant 253-0797 617-584-2686
Sep 4 - Sep 10 John ZuHone 6-1816 781-708-5004
Sep 11 - Sep 17 Paul Plucinsky 6-7726 617-721-4366

Contact and Leave Information

Operations Memos, Documents and Links

ACIS Thermal Models

ACIS Procedures


ACIS Orbital Fluence

Real-Time Telemetry Links

Current MP Schedules


Shift Reports

Related ACIS and Chandra Web Sites:

Solar Cycle Info
Solar Cycle data and predictions
Spacecraft Constants
Standard Dither Pattern
Web Page Maintained by:
Gregg Germain, Paul Plucinsky, Richard Edgar, & Royce Buehler
(Please feel free to send us any comments or suggestions!)

The Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC) is operated for NASA by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA.    Email: cxcweb@head.cfa.harvard.edu
Smithsonian Institution, Copyright © 1998-2004. All rights reserved.