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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 14 October 2005 9.00am EDT

During the last week Chandra completed the observing schedule as planned.

A real-time procedure was executed on 13 Oct to perform a routine Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer self-check.

A Chandra press release was issued on 13 Oct describing observations of a new generation of stars spawned by a super-massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. This novel mode of star formation may solve several mysteries about these super-massive black holes that reside at the centers of nearly all galaxies. For details see:
http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/05_releases/press_101305.html

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below and includes Director's Discretionary Time observations of IGR J12349-6434 and Alpha Centauri.

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Radiation Belts                      Oct 16
EGS-7                   ACIS-I
ZwCl 2341.1+0000        ACIS-I       Oct 17
ArLac                   HRC-I
EGS-7                   ACIS-I
AR Lac (4 obs)          HRC-I
PSR B1509-58            ACIS-I
GC-1                    HRC-I        Oct 18
SDSS J233837.10-00      ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
IGR J12349-6434         ACIS-S/HETG  Oct 19
VV 114                  ACIS-S
GC-2                    HRC-I        Oct 20
GC-3                    HRC-I
GC-7                    HRC-I
GC-8                    HRC-I
GC-9                    HRC-I
GC-10                   HRC-I
Alpha Centauri          HRC-I
PSR J1649-4349          HRC-I        Oct 21
Abell 2589              ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
HD93250                 ACIS-S/HETG
RXJ0419.6+0225          ACIS-S       Oct 22
Cas A                   ACIS-I       Oct 23
Cas A                   ACIS-S
Cas A                   HRC-I
RCS2319.9+0038          ACIS-S
PKS 1030-357            ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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