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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:

ACIS OPERATIONS SUPPORT SCHEDULE

ACIS OPERATIONS SUPPORT SCIENTIST
Week Of Scientist Work Cell
Apr 17 - Apr 23 Catherine Grant 253-0797 617-584-2686
Apr 24 - Apr 30 Gregg Germain 6-1558 617-785-0976
May 1 - May 7 Richard Edgar 5-7249 617-866-8615
May 8 - May 14 Paul Plucinsky 6-7726 617-721-4366
May 15 - May 21 Catherine Grant 253-0797 617-584-2686
May 22 - May 28 Gregg Germain 6-1558 617-785-0976
May 29 - Jun 4 Richard Edgar 5-7249 617-866-8615
Jun 5 - Jun 11 John ZuHone 6-1816 781-708-5004
Jun 12 - Jun 18 Catherine Grant 253-0797 617-584-2686
Jun 19 - Jun 25 Gregg Germain 6-1558 617-785-0976
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 Catherine Grant 253-0797 617-584-2686
Jul 24 - Jul 30 Gregg Germain 6-1558 617-785-0976
Jul 31 - Aug 6 Richard Edgar 5-7249 617-866-8615
Aug 7 - Aug 13 John ZuHone 6-1816 781-708-5004
Aug 14 - Aug 20 Catherine Grant 253-0797 617-584-2686
Aug 21 - Aug 27 Gregg Germain 6-1558 617-785-0976
Aug 28 - Sep 3 Richard Edgar 5-7249 617-866-8615
Sep 4 - Sep 10 John ZuHone 6-1816 781-708-5004
Sep 11 - Sep 17 Paul Plucinsky 6-7726 617-721-4366

RESPONSIBILITES

The first highlighted name is responsible for Load Reviews and any real-time commanding. The second highlighted name is responsible for SW command packet/PB generation and SI-MODE allocations (via the USINT web pages).

Contact and Leave Information


Operations Memos, Documents and Links

ACIS Thermal Models

ACIS Procedures

Analyses

ACIS Orbital Fluence

Real-Time Telemetry Links

Current MP Schedules

USINT

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!)




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