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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 13 December 2013 9.00am EDT

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

Of note this week was the release on Dec 12 of the Cycle 16 Call for Proposals. The proposal submission deadline is 13 March 2014. In conjunction with the call was the release of the CIAO 4.6 analysis software system and of CXCDS 10.2 for standard processing. The release includes several tool enhancements/updates. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes a follow-up observation of SN 2013ej, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Sep 4.

        YGem                   ACIS-S       Dec 15
        UGC03957SOUTH          ACIS-I
        SN2013ej               ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Dec 16
        HS0810+2554            ACIS-S
        G295.33+23.33          ACIS-I       Dec 17
        ISON_01 (2 obs)        ACIS-S
        ALPHACEN               HRC-I        Dec 18
        1E1207.4-5209          HRC-I
        VHya                   ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts
        HVS5                   ACIS-S       Dec 19
        SDSSJ082413.13+4337    ACIS-S       Dec 20
        G071.61+29.79          ACIS-I
        ISON_02 (2 obs)        ACIS-S
        ISON_02                HRC-I
        XMMUJ035941.7-67382    ACIS-S
        IGRJ20107+4534         ACIS-I       Dec 21
        UGC03957NORTH          ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts
        SDSSJ022830.25+0030    ACIS-S
        SDSSJ093813.50+5428    ACIS-S       Dec 22
        ISON_03 (2 obs)        ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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