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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 11 July 2003 11.00am EDT

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

The IRU-1 gyro-1 current remained quiet and near 150 mA during the last week. The plan for swapping to IRU-2 on Jul 19 remains on schedule.

The targets recommended for acceptance from the Cycle-5 Peer review were posted on July 11. For details see: http://cxc.harvard.edu/target_lists/index.html.

A Chandra image release of the active galaxy NGC 1068 was made on July 9. This composite X-ray and optical image shows gas blowing away in a high-speed wind from the vicinity of a central supermassive black hole. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2003/ngc1068/index.html.

The observing schedule for next week is shown below and includes an observation of 1150+495 coordinated with the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Radiation Belts                     Jul 14
Markarian 1066         ACIS-S
Markarian 290          ACIS-S/HETG
PSR J1913+1011         ACIS-S       Jul 15
Markarian 290          ACIS-S/HETG
Radiation Belts                     Jul 16
Markarian 290          ACIS-S/HETG  Jul 17
1150+495               ACIS-S
V4743 Sgr              HRC-S/LETG   Jul 18
CLUS 214228-442029     ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems, with the exception of the MUPS thruster A-1 under investigation, continued to operate nominally.

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