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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 18 August 2006 11.00 am EDT

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

Analysis was completed prior to the lunar eclipse that will occur on 24 August. Possible actions include connecting the batteries, off-pointing the solar arrays and implementing additional power loads, however, for this eclipse, modeling and comparison with prior eclipse data indicates that no action is required.

Assessment of the data from the aspect camera dark current calibration performed on August 7 indicated an expected rate of increase in warm pixels.

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below.

1RXS J141944.5+113      ACIS-S       Aug 20
M17 Pointing II         ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                      Aug 21
Sgr A*                  ACIS-I       Aug 22
TW Hya                  HRC-S
Radiation Belts                      Aug 23
Deep GCS 5              ACIS-I       Aug 24
Abell 1835              ACIS-I       Aug 25
Radiation Belts                      Aug 26
M17 Pointing II         ACIS-I       Aug 27


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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