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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 20 June 2008 9.00am EDT

Operations CXO Status Report, Friday 20 June 2008, 9.00am EDT

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

Chandra passed through the second and third eclipses of the 2008 Summer season on June 15 and 18 with nominal power and thermal performance.

A real-time procedure was completed on June 18 to update the on-board Ephemeris.

A Chandra press release was issued on June 18 describing observations of the spiral galaxy M81 that show that the properties of the central super-massive black hole are similar to those of stellar mass black holes. The discovery supports the implication of General Relativity that black holes of all sizes have similar properties, and will be useful for predicting the properties of a conjectured new class of black holes. For details see:

Of note last week was the Cycle 10 Peer Review held in Boston, June 17-20.

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

Radiation Belts                     Jun 24
2008bo                 ACIS-S
AEGIS-1                ACIS-I
M87                    ACIS-S       Jun 25
NGC 6441               ACIS-S
SN 1006-NE             ACIS-S
IC 4710                ACIS-S       Jun 26
Radiation Belts
AU Mic                 HRC-S/LETG   Jun 27
S12                    ACIS-S
0224+671               ACIS-S
AEGIS-2                ACIS-I       Jun 28
MACS2046               ACIS-I
AEGIS-2                ACIS-I       Jun 29
Radiation Belts
AEGIS-2                ACIS-I
IGR J14003-6326        ACIS-I       Jun 30
IC 4710                ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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