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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 29 February 2008 7.00am EST

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

Of note this week was the approval by the Flight Director Board to turn off the ACIS detector housing heater during all perigee passages. The decision follows a series of cooling tests that indicate that the turn-off will reduce the thermal load on ACIS focal plane due to the overall increasing heating trends of the Observatory and relieve mission planning constraints.

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

H1743-322              ACIS-S       Mar 2
Abell 2220             ACIS-S       Mar 3
NGC4151                HRC-I
SST24 J142645.71+3     ACIS-S
HESS J1841-053-NE      ACIS-I       Mar 4
Pal 10                 ACIS-S
3CRR 470               ACIS-S
RXCJ0237.4-2630        ACIS-I
Radiation Belts
Abell 2220             ACIS-S       Mar 5
NGC 4625               ACIS-S
NGC2563-P10            ACIS-I       Mar 6
3CRR 68.2              ACIS-S
UGC 4203               ACIS-S       Mar 7
NGC3621                ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
Carina South Pilla     ACIS-I       Mar 8
NGC 5044               ACIS-S
H 1743-322             ACIS-S       Mar 9
SDSS J1419+0606        ACIS-S
S23                    ACIS-S
1334-127               ACIS-S
HESS J1841-053-SW      ACIS-I       Mar 10


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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