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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 2 August 2013 9.00am EDT

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

Chandra passed through the third, fourth, and fifth eclipses of the season on Jul 26, 29, and 31 respectively, with nominal power and thermal performance.

A Chandra press release was issued on Jul 29 as a NASA press release describing Chandra observations, which for the first time detected in X-rays a planet outside our Solar System passing in front of its parent star. The X-ray data suggest the planet HD 189733b has a larger atmosphere than previously thought. For details see:

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below

        IC1295                 ACIS-S        Aug  4
        IGRJ17091-3624         ACIS-S/HETG   Aug  5
        UGC08754               ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts
        WFIJ2026-4536          ACIS-S        Aug  6
        A2597                  ACIS-I
        M31North               ACIS-S/HETG
        G0.13-0.13             ACIS-I        Aug  7
        SDSSJ130724.07+4604    ACIS-S        Aug  8
        Radiation Belts
        DeepField02            ACIS-I        Aug  9
        Abell85                ACIS-I
        ESO313-5               ACIS-S        Aug 10
        PNG273.6+06.1          ACIS-S
        Abell85                ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                      Aug 11
        G347.18-27.35          ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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