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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 2 May 2008 8.30am EDT

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

A Chandra press release was issued on 28 Apr describing observations of 13 globular clusters that indicate that these objects may be surprisingly less mature in their development than previously thought. For further details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/08_releases/press_042808.html

Of note last week was the presentation on Apr 23 by the Chandra team to the Astrophysics Division Senior Review for Operating Missions. Results of the review are expected to be announced in June-July.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes observations of Sgr A* coordinated with the VLT.

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AX J144042-6001        HRC-I        May 5
NGC 6528               ACIS-S 
Sgr A*                 ACIS-I
GBW14                  ACIS-I       May 6
GBW15                  ACIS-I
GBW16                  ACIS-I
IGR J18173-2509        ACIS-I
Sgr A*                 ACIS-I
AX J1731.7-3115        ACIS-I       May 7
Radiation Belts
GBW17                  ACIS-I       May 8
GBW33                  ACIS-I
1.5deg_window          ACIS-I
3C273                  ACIS-S/HETG  May 9
Radiation Belts                     May 10
GBW34                  ACIS-I
S05                    ACIS-S
Sgr A*                 ACIS-I
GBW13                  ACIS-I       May 11
GC (7 obs)             HRC-I 
AX J170536-4038        ACIS-S
Sgr A*                 ACIS-I
GBW35                  ACIS-I       May 12
GBW36                  ACIS-I
AX J181033-1917        ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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