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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 28 March 2014 9.00am EDT

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to incorporate observations of GRO J1744-28, which were accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time TOO on Mar 22. Scheduled observations of HESS J1809-193 were impacted and will be rescheduled in future weeks.

Of note last week was a site visit to the Chandra Operations Control Center on Mar 24-27 of the NASA Astrophysics Division Senior Review for Operating Missions.

Also of note this week was the release on Mar 26 of CALDB 4.6.1. This update includes ACIS time-dependent gain corrections for the period Nov 2014 through Jan 2014 and new versions of the HRC-I background event lists. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the DDT-TOO replan and next week is shown below and includes an observation of NGC 5548 coordinated with HST and on observation of Sgr A* coordinated with the VLA.

Radiation Belts Mar 29 GROJ1744-28 ACIS-S/HETG G342.31-34.90 ACIS-I Mar 30 G295.33+23.33 ACIS-I HZ43 HRC-S/LETG NGC5548 ACIS-S/LETG GROJ1744-28 ACIS-S/HETG Mar 31 NGC5353 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Apr 1 BPTau ACIS-S/LETG CXOUJ141259.3+79195 HRC-I Apr 2 M87 ACIS-S A1795 ACIS-S A1795 (4 obs) ACIS-I Radiation Belts Apr 3 SgrA* ACIS-S Apr 4 PKS2250-41 ACIS-S BPTau ACIS-S/LETG Radiation Belts Apr 6 PSRJ0656-5449 ACIS-S SMC3 HRC-S/LETG


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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