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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 8 June 2018 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Jun 6 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

Version 1.3.3 of CSCview has been released, greatly improving search query performance and fixing a problem when re-running a previously-saved query.

A Chandra press release was issued on June 6 describing a long-term monitoring study of the nearby Alpha Centauri system. Using Chandra X-ray Observatory observations taken every 6 months since 2005, astronomers have determined that any planets orbiting the two brightest stars in the Alpha Cen system are likely not being pummeled by large amounts of X-ray radiation from their host stars. This is encouraging news for the possibility of life on planets around our nearest stellar companions. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of SDSS J110731.23+1347, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on May 9 and is coordinated with MMT.

        4U1608-522             ACIS-S/HETG  Jun 11
        XXL-S0128              ACIS-S
        2MASXJ02051994-0233    ACIS-S
        4U1916-053             ACIS-S/HETG
        Mrk1018                ACIS-S       Jun 12
        4U1916-053             ACIS-S/HETG
        Radiation Belts                     Jun 13
        PS11jf                 ACIS-S
        3FGLJ1616.8-5343       ACIS-S
        4U1916-053             ACIS-S/HETG
        SDSSJ144852.02+3442    ACIS-S
        SDSSJ110731.23+1347    ACIS-S       Jun 14
        SDSSJ1621+0607         ACIS-I
        SDSSJ161839.65+1533    ACIS-S
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG
        Radiation Belts                     Jun 15
        4U1916-053             ACIS-S/HETG
        VHSJ2100-5820          ACIS-S       Jun 16
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG
        J1655+1948             ACIS-S       Jun 17
        HD148937               ACIS-S
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG
        Radiation Belts


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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