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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 14 June 2013 9.00am EDT

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to incorporate an observation of GRB130606A, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time TOO on Jun 12. Loads for the replanned schedule are expected to be uplinked Jun 15.

A Chandra press release was issued on Jun 12 as a NASA press release describing observations of the Andromeda galaxy, aka M31. Using over 150 separate Chandra observations spread over 13 years, researchers have found twenty-six black hole candidates in M31. These are stellar-mass black holes, which are formed by the collapse of a giant star and have masses between five and 10 times the Sun's. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the replan and for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of GJ 436 coordinated with HST.

        4U1916-05              ACIS-S/LETG  Jun 15
        Mrk590                 ACIS-S/HETG  Jun 16
        Radiation Belts
        GRB130606A             ACIS-S       Jun 17
        IRDCG34.4+0.23IRD      ACIS-I
        4U1916-05              ACIS-S/LETG
        CODEX59304             ACIS-I       Jun 18
        GJ436                  ACIS-S
        CODEX25424             ACIS-I
        G244.69+32.49          ACIS-I
        G262.25-35.36          ACIS-I
        G250.90-36.25          ACIS-I       Jun 19
        Radiation Belts
        B22327+39              ACIS-I
        COSMOSLegacy           ACIS-I       Jun 21
        RXCJ0528.9-3927        ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Jun 22
        RXCJ1053.7+5452        ACIS-I
        COSMOSLegacy           ACIS-I
        RXCJ0528.9-3927        ACIS-I       Jun 23


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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