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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 11 August 2017 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Aug 8 to re-initialize the flight software Thruster Command Processing subfunction in order to prevent the occurrence of an overflow condition.

A Chandra image release was issued on Aug 10 describing observations of the IC 10 starburst galaxy. Starburst galaxies like IC 10 are excellent places to search for X-ray binaries because they are churning out stars rapidly. By analyzing Chandra observations of IC 10 spanning a decade, astronomers found over a dozen black holes and neutron stars feeding off gas from young, massive stellar companions. For details see:

Of note this week was the "From Chandra to Lynx: Taking the Sharpest X-ray Vision Fainter and Farther" science workshop held in Cambridge MA, Aug 8-10.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of PS17dhz, which was accepted as Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Jul 31.

SPT-CLJ2301-5546 ACIS-I Aug 13 G348.92 ACIS-I Aug 14 PSRJ0821-4300 ACIS-S Abell2597 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Aug 15 Abell2597 ACIS-S SPT-CLJ2343-5024 ACIS-I Aug 16 PS17dhz ACIS-S CDWFS ACIS-I CDWFS ACIS-I CDWFS ACIS-I Aug 17 NGC2273 ACIS-S Abell2597 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Aug 18 CDWFS ACIS-I CDWFS ACIS-I UGC3828 ACIS-S Abell2597 ACIS-S Aug 19 ACT-CLJ0008.2+0201 ACIS-I SPT-CLJ2355-5156 ACIS-I SPT-CLJ2325-5116 ACIS-I CDWFS ACIS-I Aug 20 Radiation Belts


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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