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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 9 February 2018 9.00am EST

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Feb 7 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

There was a press release issued on Feb 8 describing the AstrOlympics project. AstrOlympics provides brief explanations of the physical concepts and then compares examples from common every day experiences, Olympic events, and discoveries from space made with Chandra and other observatories. For example, the rotation section compares the spin of an ice skater to that of a washing machine to the rotating of a spinning dead star. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of NGC 1313 X-1 coordinated with NuSTAR, and an observation of GRB171205A which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Jan 18.

        LEDA87445              ACIS-I       Feb 12
        RCW89                  ACIS-S
        LEDA87445              ACIS-I       Feb 13
        E0102-72               ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Feb 14
        GRB171205A             ACIS-S
        LEDA87445              ACIS-I
        NGC1313X-1             ACIS-S/HETG
        LEDA87445              ACIS-I       Feb 15
        QJ0158-4325            ACIS-S
        PROCYON                HRC-I
        ClGJ114043+102443      ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Feb 16
        CDWFS                  ACIS-I
        ClGJ114043+102443      ACIS-I       Feb 17
        M82N2                  ACIS-I
        CDWFS                  ACIS-I
        3FGLJ1906.6+0720       ACIS-I
        SDSSJ1152+0930         ACIS-I
        CDWFS                  ACIS-I       Feb 18
        PSRJ1210-6550          ACIS-S
        LEDA87445              ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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