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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 21 October 2011 9.00am EDT

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

Chandra passed through the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth eclipses of the fall season on Oct 14, 17, and 20 respectively, with nominal power and thermal performance. A real-time procedure was executed on Oct 18 to perform a diagnostic dump of the Control Processing Electronics (CPE).

Of note in the coming week, this year's Einstein Fellows Symposium is being held at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD on Oct 25-26.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of CXOU J164710.2-455216, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time TOO on Oct 12, and observations of IC348 coordinated with Spitzer.

Radiation Belts                     Oct 22
         SWIFTJ1749.4-2807      ACIS-S       Oct 23
         J002101.0+005248.1     ACIS-S
         CXOUJ164710.2-45521    ACIS-S
         RCS2327.4-0204         ACIS-I
         Vega                   HRC-I        Oct 24
         Vega (4 obs)           HRC-S
         3C314.1                ACIS-S
         IC348                  ACIS-I       Oct 25
         BR0351-1034            ACIS-S
         Radiation Belts
         NGC6302                ACIS-S
         HD143761               ACIS-S       Oct 26
         NGC7662                ACIS-S
         SDSSJ1503+3641         ACIS-S
         SDSSJ1543+3359         ACIS-S
         2XMMJ151558.6+56181    ACIS-S
         SDSSJ160436.21+5009    ACIS-S       Oct 27
         1542+390               ACIS-S
         NGC4861                ACIS-I
         IC348                  ACIS-I
         Radiation Belts                     Oct 28
         PNLo16                 ACIS-S
         RCS2327.4-0204         ACIS-I
         CXOJ181335.1-174957    ACIS-S       Oct 29
         3c435                  ACIS-S
         SDSSJ1639+2824         ACIS-S       Oct 30
         3c46                   ACIS-S
         SDSSJ1157+6738         ACIS-S
         SDSSJ1120+5022         ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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