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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 18 April 2014 9.00am EDT

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

An aspect camera dark current calibration was performed from the on-board loads on Apr 14. Assessment of the data indicates nominal aspect camera performance and that the number of CCD warm pixels is increasing at the expected rate.

A real-time procedure was used to monitor the momentum unload that was executed from the on-board command loads on Apr 14; the unload performance was nominal.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of SN 2011fh, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Feb 24 and is coordinated with Spitzer, and an observation of PKS2155-304 coordinated with XMM-Newton and Suzaku

         PictorAJet             ACIS-S       Apr 21
        Radiation Belts                     Apr 22
        NGC7582                ACIS-S/HETG
        CentaurusA             ACIS-I       Apr 24
        Radiation Belts
        PKS2155-304            ACIS-S/LETG  Apr 25
        G21.5-09               HRC-S
        HZ43                   HRC-I/LETG
        NGC4472Halo-4          ACIS-I
        NGC4472Halo-5          ACIS-I       Apr 26
        G280.19+47.81          ACIS-I
        SN2011fh               ACIS-S
        Centauruscluster       ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Apr 27
        Centauruscluster       ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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