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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 30 November 2007 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra press release was issued on Nov 28 describing observations of the neutron star RX J0822-4300 that show the object is one of the fastest moving stars ever seen. The observations, made over a period of about five years show the neutron star moving away from the center of the Puppis A supernova remnant at a velocity of ~3 millions miles per hour, sufficient to escape the galaxy. For further details see:

On note this week was the Chandra Quarterly Review conducted on Nov 28-29 in Cambridge.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below.

Radiation Belts                     Dec 2
NGC 5474               ACIS-S       Dec 3
3C 186                 ACIS-S
SN 2007pk              ACIS-S       Dec 4
IC 1795                ACIS-I
Radiation Belts
Cassiopeia A           ACIS-S       Dec 5
3C 186                 ACIS-S       Dec 6
Orion Trapezium Cl     ACIS-S/HETG
3C153                  ACIS-S       Dec 7
M31                    HRC-I
Radiation Belts
Cassiopeia A           ACIS-S       Dec 8
3C 186                 ACIS-S
MACS1311               ACIS-I
PSR J1933-6211         HRC-S        Dec 9
MACS2229               ACIS-I
3C76.1                 ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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