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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 27 May 2005 8.00am EDT

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

A series of real-time procedures were completed on May 25 to dump the OBC-A flight software image. The dump was performed in support of a flight software re-compilation activity.

A Chandra image release was issued on 23 May describing spectral observations of 300 galactic black holes in the Chandra Deep Field North and South that have allowed the determination of the amount of iron near the black holes. For details see http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2005/felines/

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

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RGB2307+041            ACIS-S       May 30
HD 179949              ACIS-S
AY Cet                 HRC-S/LETG
SDSS J010712.03+14     ACIS-S       May 31
HD 179949              ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
M81                    ACIS-S       Jun 1
RX J0720.4-3125        HRC-S/LETG
Cir X-1                ACIS-S/HETG  Jun 2
SDSS J130158.04-01     ACIS-S
SDSS J115718.35+60     ACIS-S
M87                    ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                     Jun 3
M81                    ACIS-S
KS 1731-260            ACIS-S
cl0141-3034            ACIS-I       Jun 4
HD 15144               ACIS-S
GC-1                   HRC-I
GC-2                   HRC-I
GC-3                   HRC-I        Jun 5
GC-7                   HRC-I
GC-8                   HRC-I
GC-9                   HRC-I
GC-10                  HRC-I
EI UMa                 ACIS-I

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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