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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 9 October 2009 9.00am EDT

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

Real-time procedures were executed on Oct 7 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer, and on Oct 9 to update the on-board ephemeris.

A Chandra image release was issued on Oct 6 of the galaxy NGC 6240 that contains two supermassive black holes in the process of merging. The multi-wavelength image includes X-ray data from Chandra and optical data from Hubble. For details see:

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

Mkn421                 ACIS-S/LETG  Oct 10
CPPuppis               ACIS-S/HETG  Oct 11
NGC1300                ACIS-S
0FGLJ1430.5-5918       ACIS-I       Oct 12
Radiation Belts
SDSSJ123011.84+4014    ACIS-S
Vega                   HRC-I
Vega (3 obs)           HRC-S
XTEJ1701-462           ACIS-S       Oct 13
J2339.8-0530           ACIS-I
XTEJ1701-462           ACIS-S
SDSSJ000111.15-1001    ACIS-S       Oct 14
SDSSJ234807.14-0912    ACIS-S
3C88                   ACIS-S
HNTau                  ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                     Oct 15
CPPuppis               ACIS-S/HETG
3C88                   ACIS-S
hPer                   ACIS-I       Oct 16
6C1132+3439            ACIS-S
SDSSJ0922+0345         ACIS-I       Oct 17
SDSSJ161330.19+51033   ACIS-I
Radiation Belts
ISCS1029               ACIS-I       Oct 18
ISCS1034               ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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