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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 8 July 2005 9.00am EDT

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

Preparations were completed this week for the 2005 summer eclipse season consisting of 5 medium eclipses starting on July 13.

A Chandra image release was issued on 7 July describing observations of the comet Tempel 1 performed on 30 June. For details see

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes a continuation of the series of observations of the comet Tempel. The observations are coordinated with observations by Spitzer, XMM, GALEX and CHIPS. Also in the week is an observation of M81 coordinated with the VLA.

Radiation Belts                      Jul 10
9P/Tempel 1 (4 obs)     ACIS-S
X1908+375               ACIS-S/HETG  Jul 11
SNR1987A                ACIS-S
HZ43                    HRC-I/LETG   Jul 12
M81                     ACIS-S/HETG
X1724-307               ACIS-I
Radiation Belts
9P/Tempel 1 (4 obs)     ACIS-S       Jul 13
M81                     ACIS-S/HETG
RX J1308.8+2127         ACIS-S       Jul 14
Radiation Belts                      Jul 15
SNR1987A                ACIS-S       Jul 16
1H 1715-321             ACIS-S
NGC 6231                ACIS-I
X1724-307               ACIS-I       Jul 17
W3 North                ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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