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Mission: XTE.


The XTE SOF is the real-time science operations branch of the XTE SOC. All real-time science operations will be performed in the SOF, located at GSFC. The SOF is part of the Science Operations Center .

The SOF responsibilities include:

  • Long term (~6 months) planning of the science operations.
  • Short term (1 week) planning of the science operations.
  • Preparing command loads for the science instruments and for spacecraft maneuvers.
  • Receiving telemetry in real time.
  • Monitoring instrument operations and health and safety.
  • Providing real-time access to the science data.
  • Identification and observation of Targets Of Opportunity.

For questions about scheduling of RXTE observations please send email to xteplan@athena.gsfc.nasa.gov If you have other questions about RXTE, please send email to one of our help desks.

This page is maintained by the RXTE SOF and was last modified on Thursday, 03-Jun-2004 10:35:05 EDT.

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