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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 18 July 2014 9.00am EDT

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

Real-time procedures were executed on Jul 12 to prepare for the first eclipse of the summer 2014 season: one to activate SCS 29, one to dump and clear the EPS glitch counters, and one to set the short eclipse flag to "true". Chandra passed through the first and second eclipses of the season on Jul 13 and 16 respectively, with nominal power and thermal performance. A real-time procedure was executed on Jul 14 to set the short eclipse flag to "false" in preparation for the medium-length eclipses expected for the remainder of the season.

Of note this week was the announcement on Jul 17 of the Cycle 16 Peer Review recommended programs. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below:

        Radiation Belts                     Jul 21
        PSRJ0821-4300          ACIS-S       
        30Doradus              ACIS-I       
        M31BHXNe               ACIS-I       Jul 22
        CXOUJ122518.6+14454    ACIS-S       
        GX3+1                  ACIS-S HETG  
        SDSSJ165430.72+1946    ACIS-S       Jul 23
        Radiation Belts                     
        CIHyi                  ACIS-S       Jul 24
        US16113134-1838259     ACIS-S       
        RXJ1416.4+2315Offse    ACIS-I       
        30Doradus              ACIS-I       
        TheMouse               ACIS-I       Jul 25
        1RXSJ182339.2-34541    ACIS-S       
        PSRJ1755-2725          ACIS-S       
        US16124051-1859282     ACIS-S       
        AbellS0295             ACIS-I       
        Radiation Belts                     Jul 26
        IGRJ17062-6143         ACIS-S HETG  


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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