R. Brissenden briefly reviewed the status of AXAF and the ASC. The first (1 of 8) mirror had been coated, the ASC was progressing towards Critical Design Review, the beta test sites are staffed, and an archive system utilizing magnetic disks has been selected for AXAF data. See ASC Project Manager's Report in this Newsletter for updated information and more details.
H. Tananbaum asked the Users' Committee to pay particular attention to the plans for calibration and for software development, and he stated that comments and recommendations on these subjects would be particularly timely and valuable.
M. Weisskopf discussed some of the observing issues from the point of view of the Project Scientist.