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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 23 October 2009 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Oct 16 to clear the EPS fetch-and-validate glitch counter. A second real-time procedure was conducted on Oct 16 to perform a diagnostic dump of the Central Processing Electronics (CPE).

A Chandra press release was issued on Oct 22 describing the most distant galaxy cluster that has yet been discovered by combining data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and optical and infrared telescopes. The galaxy cluster, known as JKCS041, is located about 10.2 billion light years away, and is observed as it was when the Universe was only about a quarter of its present age. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below

Radiation Belts                     Oct 25
CPPuppis               ACIS-S/HETG  Oct 26
SDSSJ085312.3+162619   ACIS-S
LATPSRJ0357+32         ACIS-S
ISCS1030               ACIS-I
HD9826                 ACIS-S       Oct 27
1641+399               ACIS-S
GX5-1                  ACIS-S/HETG
Radiation Belts                     Oct 28
CPPuppis               ACIS-S/HETG
J0417.5-1154           ACIS-I
HD9826                 ACIS-S       Oct 29
J0417.5-1154           ACIS-I
LS5039                 ACIS-I       Oct 30
SBS1415+437            ACIS-S
A1246                  ACIS-I
Radiation Belts
CPPuppis               ACIS-S/HETG  Oct 31
1641+399               ACIS-S
ISCS1025               ACIS-I
Mkn421                 ACIS-S/LETG  Nov  1


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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