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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 17 November 2006 7.00am EST

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

A realtime procedure was completed on November 15 to update the on-board Ephemeris.

A Chandra press release was issued on November 15 describing observations of Cas A that have allowed astronomers, for the first time, to map the rate of acceleration of cosmic ray electrons in a supernova remnant. Results indicate that the electrons are being accelerated at close to the theoretically maximum rate. For details see:

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below and includes the first of a series of 36 tiled observations that will comprise the 0.7 square deg, 1.8 Ms, COSMOS survey.

Radiation Belts                      Nov 19
Abell 262               ACIS-S
SMC Deep Field 2        ACIS-I       Nov 21
Radiation Belts
SMC Deep Field 2        ACIS-I       Nov 22
PSR J1852+0040          ACIS-S       Nov 23
SMC Deep Field 2        ACIS-I
HCG 22                  ACIS-S
BDSB2003+65             ACIS-I       Nov 24
C-COSMOS1-6             ACIS-I
Radiation Belts
C-COSMOS1-6             ACIS-I       Nov 25
NGC 4592                ACIS-S
BDSB2003+66             ACIS-I
IC 1805                 ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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