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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 19 October 2012 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Oct 19 to perform a diagnostic dump of the Control Processing Electronics (CPE).

Of note this week was the release on Oct 15 of CALDB 4.5.3. This update includes fixes to the ACIS blank-sky background files released in CALDB version 4.5.2.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of SN 2009ip, which was accepted as a Targets of Opportunity on Oct 9, an observation of Swift J174805.3-244637, which is a follow-up to a Target of Opportunity accepted on Sep 4, and observations of Sgr A* coordinated with NuSTAR, Keck, VLT, SMA, CSO, CARMA, ALMA, EHT, HESS, and ATCA.

 Radiation Belts                     Oct 21
         GRB100814A             ACIS-S       Oct 22
         SN2009ip               ACIS-S
         SgrA*                  ACIS-S/HETG
         LP647-13               ACIS-S       Oct 24
         Radiation Belts
         SPT-CLJ0352-5647       ACIS-I
         SgrA*                  ACIS-S/HETG  Oct 25
         3c16                   ACIS-S
         HD168746               ACIS-S       Oct 26
         HESSJ1741-302A         ACIS-I
         SPT-CLJ0352-5647       ACIS-I
         Radiation Belts
         XTEJ1701-462           ACIS-S       Oct 27
         SwiftJ174805.3-2446    ACIS-S       Oct 28


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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