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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 7 November 2014 9.00am EST

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to incorporate an observation of GRB141031A, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Oct 31. A planned observation of Mrk 22 was impacted by the replan and will be rescheduled in a future week.

A real-time procedure was executed on Nov 5 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

Of note this week was the release on Nov 4 of version 4.6.7 of the Contributed Scripts and Modules package. Included in the package were new scripts to combine spectra from positive and negative grating orders and to convert a Type II PHA file to a set of Type I source and background PHA files. For details see:

The replanned schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of NGC 247, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time TOO on Oct 21, an observation of IC 10 X-1 coordinated with NuSTAR, and observations of Mrk590 and the Crab coordinated with HST.

        Crab                   ACIS-S       Nov  6
        GRB141031A             ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts
        IC10X-1                ACIS-I
        ZwCl1234.0+02916       ACIS-S       Nov  8
        Radiation Belts                     Nov  9
        NGC1404                ACIS-S
        XLSSJ021711.95-04105   ACIS-S       Nov 10
        NGC1404                ACIS-S       Nov 11
        Radiation Belts
        NGC247                 ACIS-S       Nov 12
        NGC1404                ACIS-S
        ChandraDeepField-S     ACIS-I       Nov 13
        Radiation Belts                     Nov 14
        J034902.64+005430.4    ACIS-I
        30Doradus              ACIS-I
        RXJ0106.8-0229         ACIS-I       Nov 15
        Mrk590                 ACIS-S/HETG


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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