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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 20 August 2010 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra press release was issued on Aug 18 describing observations of the nearby, massive galaxy, M87. A galactic "super-volcano" in the massive galaxy M87 is erupting and blasting gas outwards, as witnessed by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and NSF's Very Large Array. The cosmic volcano is being driven by a giant black hole in the galaxy's center and preventing hundreds of millions of new stars from forming. For details see:

Also of note this week was the distribution to proposers of the Cycle 12 Results e-letters.

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

Radiation Belts                     Aug 23
4C19.71                ACIS-I
SBS1102+606            ACIS-S
4C12.03                ACIS-S
Z15                    ACIS-I       Aug 24
M31                    ACIS-I
SDSSJ114343.76+5500    ACIS-S
SDSSJ152307.34+5353    ACIS-S
VelaPWN                ACIS-S
PGC1192611             ACIS-S       Aug 25
SPT-CL0552-5709        ACIS-I
Radiation Belts
SPT-CL0000-5010        ACIS-I       Aug 26
4C19.71                ACIS-I
FERMI-LATPSRJ2021+     ACIS-S       Aug 27
Radiation Belts                     Aug 28
WARPSJ1415.1+3612      ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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