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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 8 July 2016 9.00am EDT

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

Chandra passed through the second, third, and fourth eclipses of the season on Jul 1, 4, and 6 respectively, with nominal power and thermal performance. Real-time procedures were executed on Jul 2 and 4 to clear a glitch counter that incremented during the eclipse exits on Jul 1 and 4. The counter increment is expected under certain timing and thermal conditions.

An aspect camera dark current calibration was performed from the on-board loads on Jul 6. An assessment of the data is underway.

A real-time procedure was executed on Jul 8 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

Of note last week was the Cycle 18 Peer Review held in Boston, Jun 27-Jul 1.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of SgrA* coordinated with Spitzer.

        CygnusA-Nucleus        ACIS-I       Jul 10
        Sz102                  ACIS-S       Jul 11
        Radiation Belts                     Jul 12
        Sz102                  ACIS-S
        SgrA*                  ACIS-S
        Terzan5                ACIS-S       Jul 13
        Radiation Belts                     Jul 14
        GC-GBinterface(10 obs) ACIS-I
        Terzan5                ACIS-S
        CygnusA-WHotspot       ACIS-I       Jul 16
        SPT-CLJ0329-2330       ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Jul 17
        SPT-CLJ0329-2330       ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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