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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 11 May 2007 8.30am EST

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

A Chandra press release was issued on May 7 describing observations of SN 2006gy, the brightest stellar explosion ever recorded, which may be a long-sought new type of supernova. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/07_releases/press_050707.html

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of M87 coordinated with HST.

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EXHYA                  ACIS-S/HETG  May 13 
M87                    ACIS-S       May 15 
Radiation Belts
IGR J14515-5542        ACIS-S       May 16 
GRB 060729             ACIS-S
Cir X-1                HRC-I
GRS 1741.9-2853        ACIS-I
Sgr A*                 ACIS-I
EXHYA                  ACIS-S/HETG
Bootes3 1              ACIS-I       May 17 
Radiation Belts                     May 18 
EXHYA                  ACIS-S/HETG

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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