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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 17 October 2008 7.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was conducted on Oct 17 to perform a diagnostic dump of the Central Processing Electronics (CPE). A second real-time procedure was conducted on Oct 16 to update the on-board Ephemeris.

A Chandra press release was issued on Oct 15 in conjunction with the Naval Research Laboratory. The release announced the detection of long wavelength radio emission from a colliding, massive galaxy cluster which, surprisingly, is not detected at the shorter wavelengths typically seen in these objects. The discovery confirms the prediction that colliding galaxy clusters accelerate electrons and other particles to very high energies through the process of turbulent waves. For further detail see:

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

Radiation Belts                     Oct 20
SS7317                 ACIS-S/HETG
MZ10451                ACIS-S       Oct 21
NGC6333                ACIS-S       Oct 22
NGC6325                ACIS-S
T35/SZ27               ACIS-I
Radiation Belts               
SS7317                 ACIS-S/HETG  Oct 23
NGC3532                ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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