News by Date
News by Category
Solar System
Stars
White Dwarfs
Supernovas
Neutron Stars
Black Holes
Milky Way Galaxy
Normal Galaxies
Quasars
Galaxy Clusters
Cosmology/Deep Field
Miscellaneous
Press Resources
Status Reports
Press Advisories
Image Releases
Release Guidelines
Image Use Policy
NASA TV
Biographies/Interviews
Web Shortcuts
Chandra Blog
RSS Feed
Chandra Mobile
Chronicle
Email Newsletter
News & Noteworthy
Image Use Policy
Questions & Answers
Glossary of Terms
Download Guide
Get Adobe Reader
Chandra @ NASA
Visit the Chandra pages at the NASA portal
Image Use
Image Use Policy & Request Form
Guidelines for utilizing images, applets, movies, and animations featured in this Web Site.
Getting Hard Copies of Images
Ways to obtain photos, slides, etc of Chandra images.
Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 4 November 2005 9.00am EST

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

Chandra passed through a short duration lunar eclipse on Nov 1 with nominal power and thermal performance. The eclipse duration was 26 min 11 sec and with a maximum occultation of 44%. The solar array voltages were within the predicted range on eclipse exit. A real-time procedure was completed following the eclipse to reset on-board eclipse flag to 'medium' in preparation for the next Earth eclipse season in January.

A Chandra press release was issued on Nov 2 describing observations of the star cluster Westerlund 1 that have led to the discovery of a neutron star in the cluster, rather than a predicted intermediate mass black hole. The discovery may severely limit the range of stellar masses that lead to the formation of stellar black holes. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/05_releases/press_110205.html

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below.

------------------------------------------
The Crab Nebula         ACIS-S/HETG  Nov 7
NGC 4312                ACIS-S
M84                     ACIS-S
3C 33                   ACIS-S
HD93129AB               ACIS-S/HETG  Nov 8
NGC 281                 ACIS-I
Radiation Belts
HD93129AB               ACIS-S/HETG  Nov 9
Abell 193               ACIS-S
The Crab Nebula         ACIS-S/HETG  Nov 10
HD93129AB               ACIS-S/HETG
The Crab Nebula         ACIS-S/HETG
NGC 281                 ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                      Nov 11
HD93129AB               ACIS-S/HETG  Nov 12
3C 33                   ACIS-S
NGC 281                 ACIS-I
RXJ1856.5-3754          HRC-I
Radiation Belts
NGC 4569                ACIS-S       Nov 13

------------------------------------------

All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

Return to Status Reports