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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 6 January 2012 9.00am EST

During the last two weeks Chandra completed the observing schedule as planned.

A real-time procedure was executed on Dec 31 to re-initialize the flight software Thruster Command Processing subfunction in order to prevent the occurrence of an overflow condition. A second real-time procedure was executed on Jan 4 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer. A third real-time procedure was executed on Jan 5 to update the on-board ephemeris.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of SN2011ja, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Dec 27, an observation of PTF11qcj, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time TOO on Dec 27, and an observation of UZTauE_P1 coordinated with OVRO/CARMA.

SDSSJ1558-0031         ACIS-S       Jan  8
         IC2497                 ACIS-S
         Mrk3                   ACIS-S       Jan  9
         HZ43                   HRC-S/LETG
         SDSSJ1543+3359         ACIS-S
         Q2237+0305             ACIS-S
         Radiation Belts                     Jan 10
         SN2011ja               ACIS-S
         HD134987               ACIS-S
         IC2497                 ACIS-S
         SDSSJ095948.59+3449    ACIS-S       Jan 11
         SDSSJ1150+2819         ACIS-S
         2MASXJ09043699+5536    ACIS-S
         Crab                   ACIS-S       Jan 12
         UZTauE_P1              ACIS-S
         E0102-72S3             ACIS-S
         E0102-72S2             ACIS-S
         A2204_Field1           ACIS-I
         Radiation Belts
         PTF11qcj               ACIS-S       Jan 13
         PSS0926+3055           ACIS-S
         2QZClus1004+00         ACIS-I
         G228.49+53.12          ACIS-I       Jan 14
         E0102-72I3             ACIS-I
         SPT-CLJ0151-5954       ACIS-I
         E0102-72S1             ACIS-S       Jan 15


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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