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RXTE SOF Responsibilities

The RXTE Science Operations Facility (SOF) is a part of the RXTE Science Operations Center (SOC), at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The RXTE SOF is responsible for all RXTE real-time science operations, including:

  • 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.


  • Scientist: Dr. Robin Corbet, Chief Duty Scientist, SOF Manager
  • Chief Mission Planner: Evan Smith
  • Mission Planner: Divya Pereira
  • Experiment Controller: Michelle Tamoria

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 Tuesday, 22-Mar-2005 15:34:01 EST.

Responsible NASA Official: Phil Newman
Web Curator: Robin Corbet

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