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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 12 June 2009 9.00am EDT

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

Chandra passed through the fourth and fifth eclipses of the 2009 summer eclipse season on June 7 and 9 with nominal power and thermal performance.

A Chandra image release was issued on 9 June in conjunction with the AAS in Pasadena describing observations of the supernova remnant SNR 0104-72.3. The combined Chandra and Spitzer image shows an iron-rich lobe-dominated structure, unlike the more typical circular SNR structures. Possible explanations include a complex surrounding environment or an asymmetric explosion. For details see:

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

RCW86pointsource       ACIS-S       Jun 14
G333.6-0.2             ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                     Jun 15
AEGIS-3                ACIS-I
MS0735.6+7421          ACIS-I       Jun 16
1622-297               ACIS-S       Jun 17
Radiation Belts                     Jun 18
31Com                  HRC-I
MS0735.6+7421          ACIS-I
31Com                  HRC-I        Jun 19
AXJ172050-3710         ACIS-S
NGC5946                ACIS-S       Jun 20
AXJ154557-5443         ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
SDSSJ1153+6753         ACIS-S       Jun 21
SDSSJ1150+6544         ACIS-S
Centaurus A            ACIS-I
F21329-2346            ACIS-S
IC5179                 ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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