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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 26 December 2008 8.30am EST

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

Chandra passed through the final three eclipses of the 2008 winter eclipse season on Dec 19, 23 and 25 with nominal power and thermal performance. A real-time procedure was completed on Dec 26 to disable SCS 29 due to the end of the eclipse season.

The Mission Planning team worked hard to develop the 2 week schedule to cover the holiday period as shown below. The schedule includes an observation of NGC 3227 coordinated with Suzaku and HST.

ZCMa                   ACIS-S       Dec 28
SN1996cr               ACIS-S/HETG  Dec 29
KappaOri               ACIS-S/HETG  Dec 30
Radiation Belts                     Dec 31
AEGIS-3                ACIS-I
F09039+0503            ACIS-S
0859+470               ACIS-S
SDSSJ0813+5416         ACIS-S
ZwCl0823.2+0425        ACIS-I       Jan  1
SDSSJ082817.25+3718    ACIS-S
A689                   ACIS-I
SDSSJ092345+302805     ACIS-S
AEGIS-3                ACIS-I
IC4523                 ACIS-I
SDSSJ224649.29-0049    ACIS-S       Jan  2
AXJ195006+2628         ACIS-S
1RXSJ144359.5+443124   ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
AEGIS-3                ACIS-I
Kappa Ori              ACIS-S/HETG  Jan  3
CentaurusA             ACIS-I       Jan  4
Vega (4 obs)           HRC-S
Vega                   HRC-I
SDSSJ0821+4051         ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                     Jan  5
SNR1987A               ACIS-S
KappaOri               ACIS-S/HETG
IRAS09104+4109         ACIS-I       Jan  6
NGC4051                ACIS-S       Jan  7
SDSSJ093207.46+3657    ACIS-S
M87                    ACIS-S
SDSSJ092914.49+2825    ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
SDSSJ1503+5751         ACIS-S       Jan  8
3C171                  ACIS-S
SPT-CL0547-5345        ACIS-I       Jan  9
4U1556-60              ACIS-S/HETG
1RXSJ084127.7-102843   ACIS-S
SDSSJ0854+0220         ACIS-S
SDSSJ0856+0553         ACIS-S
M31                    ACIS-I
E0102-72S3             ACIS-S       Jan 10
Radiation Belts
EtaCarinae             ACIS-S
NGC3227                HRC-S/LETG


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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