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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 5 April 2013 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Apr 3 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra image release was issued on Apr 3 describing observations of NGC 602, a region in the Small Magellanic Cloud. The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is one of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way. Chandra observations of the SMC have resulted in the first detection of X-ray emission from young stars with masses similar to our Sun outside our Milky Way galaxy. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of 2MASS J19094043+4930050 coordinated with Kepler.

         3C444                  ACIS-S       Apr  8
         CenANorthernLobe       ACIS-I
         A1795                  ACIS-I
         CenANorthernLobe       ACIS-I
         Radiation Belts                     Apr  9
         RXCJ1514.9-1523        ACIS-I
         A1795                  ACIS-I       Apr 10
         COSMOSLegacy           ACIS-I
         SDSSJ1310+5601         ACIS-S
         2MASSJ19094043+4930    ACIS-S
         Radiation Belts                     Apr 11
         3C444                  ACIS-S       Apr 12
         CD-314800              HRC-I        Apr 13
         HD109085               ACIS-S       Apr 14
         Radiation Belts
         SgrA*                  ACIS-I
         G336.59-55.44          ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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