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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 4 July 2008 7.30am EDT

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

Chandra passed through the seventh, eighth, and nineth eclipses of the 2008 Summer season on June 28, July 1 and 3. Following the final full eclipse of the season on Jul 3, a real-time procedure was completed to disable SCS 29.

A real-time procedure was executed on Jul 1 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra image release was issued on Jul 1 of the supernova remnant, SN 1006. The composite image shows new evidence for the acceleration of charged particles to high energies in supernova shockwaves.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of A1744-361 coordinated with RXTE.

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Radiation Belts                         Jul 7  
M81 DwB                ACIS-S
3CRR 267               ACIS-S           Jul 8  
LEDA 157316            ACIS-I
A1744-361              ACIS-S/HETG
G54.1+0.3              ACIS-S
XMMU J005510.7-37385   ACIS-S           Jul 9  
Radiation Belts
AEGIS-2                ACIS-I           Jul 10 
G54.1+0.3              ACIS-S           Jul 11 
2155-152               ACIS-S
SDSS J2125-0813        ACIS-S
ArLac (2 obs)          HRC-S            Jul 12 
ArLac (2 obs)          HRC-I
ArLac (2 obs)          ACIS-S
ArLac (2 obs)          ACIS-I
Radiation Belts
G54.1+0.3              ACIS-S           Jul 13

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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