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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 5 December 2008 9.00am EST

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

A test was completed on Dec 1 to measure the cooling effects on the ACIS focal plane of turning off the Science Instrument Module (SIM) FA6 heater. Turning off the FA6 heater is expected to create additional margin in control of the ACIS focal plane temperature following a similar step taken in April when the ACIS detector housing heater was turned off.

A real-time procedure was executed on Dec 2 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

Of note this week was the conduct of the cycle 10 EPO peer review held at the CXC.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of Eta Carina coordinated with Suzaku.

0256+075 ACIS-S Dec 7 4U1957+11 (3 obs) ACIS-S/HETG 0415+379 ACIS-S Dec 8 1RXSJ040913.8+110833 ACIS-S NGC1204 ACIS-I Eta Car ACIS-S/HETG SN1996cr ACIS-S/HETG RCS1615+3055 ACIS-S SDSSJ081618.99+4823 ACIS-S Dec 9 Radiation Belts Eta Car ACIS-S/HETG Dec 10 1RXSJ200924.1-853911 ACIS-S SDSSJ1606+2900 ACIS-S 4C60.07 ACIS-I PNHFG1 ACIS-S Dec 11 SDSSJ0815+3959 ACIS-S Dec 12 Radiation Belts Eta Car ACIS-S/HETG G305 ACIS-I Dec 13 ESO270-G007 ACIS-I Dec 14 RCS1447+0828 ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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