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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 3 August 2012 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Jul 30 showing the X-ray detection of a supernova that was first seen from Earth over 50 years ago. The Chandra data suggest a rapidly rotating neutron star was formed by the explosion, which would be one of the youngest objects of this type ever observed. For more details see:

A real-time procedure was executed on Jul 31 to update the on-board ephemeris. A second real-time procedure was executed on Aug 1 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of UZTauE_P2 coordinated with OVRO/CARMA, and an observation of SgrA* coordinated with NuSTAR, Keck, VLT, SMA, CSO, CARMA, ALMA, EHT, HESS, and ATCA.

Radiation Belts                   Aug  6
     G313.87-17.10       ACIS-I
     G304.84-41.42       ACIS-I
     SgrA*               ACIS-S HETG   Aug  6
     G21.5-09            ACIS-S        Aug  8
     3c411               ACIS-S
     PSRJ2047+10         ACIS-S
     Radiation Belts
     RXJ1159+5531Offset  ACIS-I        Aug  9
     SN2004am            ACIS-S
     UZTauE_P2           ACIS-S
     RXJ1159+5531Offset  ACIS-I
     NGC4552             ACIS-S        Aug 10
     G21.5-09            ACIS-I
     G21.5-09            HRC-I
     PSRJ2047+10         ACIS-S
     Radiation Belts                   Aug 11
     SPT-CLJ0014-4952    ACIS-I
     Abell3395Filament   ACIS-I        Aug 12
     six-8               ACIS-I
     RXJ1159+5531Offset  ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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