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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 27 March 2009 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was completed on Mar 20 to update the on-board ephemeris.

A press release was issued on Mar 25 describing how Chanda results have made a major advance in explaining how a special class of black holes may shut off the high-speed jets they produce. These results suggest that these black holes have a mechanism for regulating the rate at which they grow. For further details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/09_releases/press_032509.html

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below.

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Radiation Belts                     Mar 30
WR147                  ACIS-S/HETG  Mar 31
F21208-0519            ACIS-S
Cas-ACCO               HRC-S
M87                    ACIS-S       Apr  1
A2029 (4 obs)          ACIS-I
NGC5793                ACIS-S
SDSSJ1520-0044         ACIS-S       Apr  2
Radiation Belts
WR147                  ACIS-S/HETG
RXJ2129+0005           ACIS-I       Apr  3
FSR584                 ACIS-S
RCS1325+2919           ACIS-S
CENA                   HRC-I        Apr  4
SDSSJ104106.05+1444    ACIS-S
CepBsub-cluster        ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                     Apr  5
WR147                  ACIS-S/HETG

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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