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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 17 February 2006 8.00am EST

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

A Chandra image release of the Supernova Remnant Puppis A was issued on 15 February. The Chandra image of a region of the supernova remnant reveals a cloud being torn apart by a shock wave produced in the supernova explosion. This is the first X-ray identification of such a process in an advanced phase. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/puppisa/

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below and includes an observation of XTE J1817-330 coordinated with RXTE. The load also includes an observation RS Oph that was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time TOO this week.

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Radiation Belts Feb 20 M83 IXO 82 HRC-I AX J1845-0258 ACIS-S SWIFT J1626.6-5156 HRC-I Feb 21 G21.5-09 HRC-I G21.5-09 ACIS-I SS 433 HRC-I G21.5-09 HRC-S G21.5-09 ACIS-S SDSS J120550.19+02 ACIS-S Feb 22 AS 477 ACIS-S Radiation Belts V1118 Ori ACIS-S Feb 23 AM 0302-274 ACIS-S XTE J1755-312 HRC-I XTE J1817-330 ACIS-S/HETG SS 433 HRC-I Feb 24 IIIZw035 ACIS-S AM 0127-524 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Feb 25 1E 1048.1-5937 ACIS-S NGC 4915 ACIS-S Feb 26 RS Oph HRC-S/LETG

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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