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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 11 August 2006 8.00am EDT

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

An Aspect Camera dark current calibration was performed from the on-board loads on 7 August. A real-time procedure was executed on 9 August to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra press release was issued on 8 August describing how Chandra data have been used to independently determine the Hubble Constant. The new value matches recent measurements using other methods and extends their validity to greater distances. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/06_releases/press_080806.html

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below and includes observations of 4U 1735-44, GX 17+2 and GX 349+2 coordinated with both RXTE and the VLA.

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Radiation Belts                      Aug 13
CLASS B2108+213         ACIS-S       Aug 14
Bootes2 (12 obs)        ACIS-I
GLIMPSE-C01             ACIS-S       Aug 15
Radiation Belts                      Aug 16
Bootes2 (3 obs)         ACIS-I
Q2237+0305              ACIS-S
A2717                   ACIS-I       Aug 17
4U 1735-44              ACIS-S/HETG
XMMU J182830-11451      ACIS-S
Bootes2 (6 obs)         ACIS-I       Aug 18
Radiation Belts
GRB 010222              ACIS-S       Aug 19
HESS J1837-069          ACIS-I
GX 17+2                 ACIS-S/HETG
GX 349+2                ACIS-S/HETG  Aug 20
Bootes2 (7 obs)         ACIS-I
UGC8745                 ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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