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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 7 June 2013 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Jun 5 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra press release was issued on Jun 5 as a CfA press release describing observations of the young star, TW Hydrae. By studying TW Hydrae, scientists can observe what our Sun may have been like early in its life. For details see:

Of note this week was the release on Jun 4 of CXCDS 10.0 for standard processing, which includes a transition from the Solaris operating system to Linux and to new hardware.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of Mrk 590, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time TOO on May 2 and is coordinated with HST and observations of SDSS J0948+1614 and SDSS J0825+1155 coordinated with the Hobby-Eberly Telescope.

        SDSSJ0948+1614         ACIS-S       Jun 10
        SDSSJ0825+1155         ACIS-S
        A665                   ACIS-I
        J171701.00+304357.6    ACIS-S
        ZwCl0008.8+5215        ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Jun 11
        COSMOSLegacy           ACIS-I
        GMBCGJ021.27091-09.    ACIS-I       Jun 12
        RXJ1856.5-3754         HRC-S/LETG
        ESO343-IG013           ACIS-S       Jun 13
        G263.66-22.53          ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Jun 14
        PSRJ1509-5850nebul     ACIS-I
        4U1916-05              ACIS-S/LETG  Jun 15
        Mrk590                 ACIS-S/HETG  Jun 16
        Radiation Belts
        4U1916-05              ACIS-S/LETG  Jun 17


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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