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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 23 March 2007 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was performed on Mar 17 to set the short eclipse flag to 'true' in preparation for the lunar eclipse on Mar 18. Chandra passed through a 36 minute eclipse on Mar 18 with nominal power and thermal performance. Following the eclipse real-time procedures were completed to disable SCS 29 to set the short eclipse flag to 'false'.

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below and includes a series of observations of Supernova 1987A.

Sgr A*                  ACIS-I       Mar 25
Cyg X-2                 ACIS-S
IGR J00234+6141         ACIS-S
1428+4217               ACIS-S       Mar 26
Radiation Belts
Sn 1987A                ACIS-S/HETG
Centaurus A Jet         ACIS-I       Mar 27
Abell 1942              ACIS-I       Mar 28
SDSS J151711.47+03      ACIS-S
SN 1987A                ACIS-S/HETG
Radiation Belts
SN 1987A                ACIS-S/HETG  Mar 29
Centaurus A Jet         ACIS-I
NGC 7552                ACIS-S       Mar 31
SN 1987A                ACIS-S/HETG
Radiation Belts
SN 1987A                ACIS-S/HETG  Apr 1
SN 2003bg               ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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