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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 27 October 2006 8.00am EDT

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to include an 80 Ks observation of GRB061021 that was accepted as a fast turn-around Target Of Opportunity (TOO) on 21 October. Loads were replanned and uplinked on October 22. As a result of the replan observations of GBW2, GBW3, 1RXS J175721.2-30, GBW11, GBW12, 1RXS J171824.2-402 and HESS J1713-381 were impacted and will be rescheduled in a later load.

Chandra passed through a 20 minute lunar eclipse on 21 October with nominal power and thermal performance. A real-time procedure was completed to disable SCS 29 following eclipse exit.

A Chandra image release was issued on 24 October showcasing a composite image of the Crab Nebula. Data from Chandra, Spitzer and Hubble were combined to create the "halloween-themed" image. For details see:

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below.

Radiation Belts                      Oct 29
GBW4                    ACIS-I
GBW5                    ACIS-I
GBW11                   ACIS-I       Oct 30
GBW12                   ACIS-I
NGC 7541                ACIS-S
Deep GCS 6              ACIS-I
GBW2                    ACIS-I       Oct 31
GBW3                    ACIS-I
HE 1104-1805            ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
Deep GCS 23             ACIS-I       Nov 1
GBW7                    ACIS-I
GBW8                    ACIS-I       Nov 2
Bootes2                 ACIS-I
IC 10                   ACIS-S
Bootes2 (7 obs)         ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                      Nov 3
SN 2006jc               ACIS-S       Nov 4
Bootes2 (9 obs)         ACIS-I
IC 10                   ACIS-S
Bootes2                 ACIS-I
NGC 6624                ACIS-S/HETG  Nov 5


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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