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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 23 November 2018 9.00am EST

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Nov 20 to momentarily enable and then disable the ACIS detector housing heater. This benign sequence of commands was done to demonstrate a procedure which will be used again later to validate ACIS team operations at the new Operations Control Center.

Of note this week was the announcement of a new Chandra Proposal System (CPS) which will be used by Chandra General Observers for the first time in Cycle 21. The CPS was designed to address many of the limitations of the older Remote Proposal System while retaining a workflow that should feel familiar to experienced users.

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

        Radiation Belts
        V346Ori                ACIS-S
        RXJ1131-1231           ACIS-S       Nov 26
        Radiation Belts
        J1655+3242             ACIS-S
        HZ43                   HRC-S /LETG  Nov 27
        RXJ1131-1231           ACIS-S
        Perseus_west_cf_2      ACIS-I
        SN1996cr               ACIS-S
        PSRJ1951+1123          ACIS-S       Nov 28
        PSZ2G149.39-36.84      ACIS-I
        V346Ori                ACIS-S
        NUPav                  ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Nov 29
        HD250550               ACIS-S
        Off-field4             ACIS-I
        iPTF16axa              ACIS-S       Nov 30
        Perseus_west_cf_2      ACIS-I
        IGRJ19577+3339         ACIS-I
        Perseus_west_cf_2      ACIS-I
        PSRJ1920+2650          ACIS-S
        SN1996cr               ACIS-S
        NUPav                  ACIS-S       Dec  1
        HD190073               ACIS-S
        HZ43                   HRC-I /LETG
        Abell2146              ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Dec  2
        J03064+1853            ACIS-S
        J03064+1853            ACIS-S
        Abell2146              ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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