CAT Chat Minutes

February 4, 2008

Operations Update, Mark Beno

The one beam loss in the first week of the run was the result of a power supply problem.

There were also two cases in which top-up operations was aborted for a short period due to a RF problem.


  • 99.5% - Beamtime
  • 147.27 Meantime Between Faults

The 2008-2 (June-August) run schedule is now final and can be found in the on-line documentation at the APS web site.

Safety, Paul Rossi

In preparation for the ISM verification scheduled for this summer, there will be a meeting on February 7th at 10:00 a.m. in the Bldg. 402 auditorium. All safety personnel, division directors, group leaders, and supervisors are expected to attend.

Safety inspections this month are scheduled for Sectors 2 and 3.

SWAA (Satellite Waste Accumulation Area) announcements are still being serviced.

ESAF, Bruce Glagola

The check box located on the ESA form has been removed.


The User News will go out this Friday with a message from Murray Gibson regarding the summer schedule.

Next Meeting

The next CAT Chat meeting will be held Monday, February 11, 2008.