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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 26 October 2007 9.00am EDT

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

Real time procedures were conducted on 22 Oct to dump 5 hours of science data that had been lost due to a DSN anomaly from SSR-A following the swap to SSR-B on Oct 18. All the data were recovered and verified.

A Chandra image release was issued on 23 Oct of a new composite X-ray and optical image of the supernova remnant G292.0+1.8. For details see:

A Chandra press release was issued on 25 Oct describing Chandra and Spitzer observations of the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS) field. The Chandra data have have resulted in the identification of hundreds of obscured AGN embedded in galaxies detected through their infrared signature by Spitzer. For details see:

Of note this week was the Chandra 8-Year Symposium held in Huntsville, AL. The meeting was very well attended and the range and quality of the science presented was outstanding.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes a series of observations of Venus.

Radiation Belts                     Oct 29
Venus (12 obs)         ACIS-I
Chandra Deep Field     ACIS-I       Oct 30
IGR J18256-1035        ACIS-S       Oct 31
SST24 J143447.70+330   ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
Chandra Deep Field     ACIS-I       Nov 1 
M31                    ACIS-I       Nov 3 
Vega                   HRC-I
Vega (4 obs)           HRC-S
Radiation Belts
Chandra Deep Field     ACIS-I       Nov 4 


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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