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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 22 July 2005 9.00am EDT

Tomorrow we celebrate the 6th anniversary of Chandra's launch and 6 years of successful scientific operations. The spacecraft and instruments continue to operate superbly well and we look forward with continued excitement to the coming year of new science discovery!

Chandra passed through the second, third and fourth eclipses of the 2005 summer season on July 15, 18 and 20 with nominal power and thermal performance. The final eclipse of the season will occur on July 23.

A real-time procedure was completed on July 21 to update the on-board ephemeris.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of the target of opportunity GRB050709.

IGR J13091+1137         ACIS-I       Jul 25
IGR J12391-1612         ACIS-I
IGR J17195-4100         ACIS-I
MXB 1659-29             ACIS-S
GRB050709               ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
3C 442A                 ACIS-I       Jul 26
Sgr A*                  ACIS-I       Jul 27
3C 442A                 ACIS-I       Jul 28
SDSS J0005-0006         ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
HZ43                    HRC-S/LETG   Jul 29
RX J1308.8+2127         ACIS-S
Sgr A*                  ACIS-I
IGR J10252-6829         ACIS-I       Jul 30
SN 2005bx               ACIS-S
Sgr A*                  ACIS-I
IGR J19473+4452         ACIS-I       Jul 31
Radiation Belts
G76.9+1.0               ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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