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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 12 November 2010 9.00am EDT

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

Chandra passed through the third and fourth eclipses of the fall season on Nov 7 and 10 respectively, with nominal power and thermal performance. A real-time procedure was executed on Nov 11 to clear a glitch counter that incremented during eclipse exit. The counter increment is expected under certain timing and thermal conditions.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes a series of observations of the comet 103P/Hartley 2 and an observation of Eta Car coordinated with HST.

       GZ_merger_AGN_2        ACIS-I       Nov 15
       M76                    ACIS-S
       Radiation Belts
       103P_HARTLEY_2         ACIS-S       Nov 16
       PSRB0531+21            HRC-S/LETG
       M31                    ACIS-I
       3C293                  ACIS-S
       3C284                  ACIS-S       Nov 17
       IGRJ14003-6326         ACIS-S
       Radiation Belts                     Nov 18
       RXJ0720.4-3125         HRC-S/LETG
       RCS03                  ACIS-I
       RXJ0720.4-3125         HRC-S/LETG   Nov 19
       NGC1360                ACIS-S
       SPT-CL2106-5845        ACIS-I       Nov 20
       RZ2109                 ACIS-S
       A1553                  ACIS-I
       Radiation Belts
       EtaCar                 ACIS-S/HETG  Nov 21
       Pi3Ori                 HRC-S/LETG


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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