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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 7 July 2006 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was performed on July 4 to execute SCS 29 in preparation for the first eclipse of the 2006 summer season. Chandra passed through the first two eclipses of the season on July 5 and July 7 with nominal power and thermal performance.

A Chandra image release was issued on July 3 of four supernova remnants in the Large Magellanic Cloud. For details and a discussion contrasting these SNRs see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/4snr/

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below and includes an observation of NGC 1333 coordinated with the VLA.

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Radiation Belts                      Jul 10
XMMU J2235.3-2557       ACIS-S
NGC 1333                ACIS-I       Jul 11
XMMU J2235.3-2557       ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                      Jul 12
M81*                    ACIS-S/HETG  Jul 13
Kepler's Supernova      ACIS-S
XMMU J2235.3-2557       ACIS-S       Jul 14
Radiation Belts                      Jul 15
Kepler's Supernova      ACIS-S       Jul 16

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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