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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 8 June 2012 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Jun 7 to update the on-board ephemeris.

A Chandra press release was issued on Jun 4 describing observations of CID-42, a galaxy located about 4 billion light years from Earth. New data from Chandra and other telescopes suggest that a massive black hole is likely being ejected from this galaxy at a speed of several million miles per hour. For details see:

Of note this week was the release on Jun 5 of CXCDS 8.4.5 for standard processing, which includes support for the upcoming Cycle 14 Peer Review.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes observations of PTF12dam, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on May 29, and an observation of M31* coordinated with HST and EVLA.

Radiation Belts                     Jun 11
         PTF12dam               ACIS-S
         PSRJ1846+0919          ACIS-S       Jun 12
         M31*                   ACIS-S
         J084802.2+740546       ACIS-S       Jun 13
         4U2129+47              ACIS-S
         CXO031027-203537       ACIS-S
         Radiation Belts                     Jun 14
         PTF12dam               ACIS-S
         J1005+1257             ACIS-S
         SN1006_S               ACIS-I       Jun 15
         ProximaCen             HRC-I
         HESSJ1626-490          ACIS-I       Jun 16
         Radiation Belts
         PictorAJet             ACIS-S       Jun 17
         NGC1407/1400           ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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