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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 26 August 2011 9.00am EDT

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

An aspect camera dark current calibration was performed from the on-board loads on Aug 22. An initial assessment of the data indicates nominal aspect camera performance and that the number of CCD warm pixels is increasing at the expected rate. A more detailed assessment, including the effects of CCD temperature, is in progress.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of NGC 6388, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Aug 18, observations of IGR J17498-2921, which were accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time TOO on Aug 19, and an observation of M31* coordinated with the VLA.

J0023+09               ACIS-S       Aug 29
         Q0000-263              ACIS-S
         1RXSJ042704.5-59485    ACIS-S
         NGC6388                ACIS-S
         IGRJ17498-2921         ACIS-S/HETG
         M83                    ACIS-S
         SDSSJ131028.13+48220   ACIS-S       Aug 30
         IGRJ17498-2921         ACIS-S/HETG
         Radiation Belts                     Aug 31
         A133-2                 ACIS-I
         M31*                   ACIS-S       Sep  1
         Radiation Belts                     Sep  2
         A133-2 (2 obs)         ACIS-I
         RXCJ0605_Field1        ACIS-I       Sep  4
         M83                    ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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