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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 14 September 2018 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Sep 10 to perform an annual check-out of A-side MUPS thrusters, which are selected for use when Chandra is in its safe-mode configuration. Thrusters A2, A3, and A4 were fired. Thrusters performed nominally. Thruster A1 was not fired due to the expected limited life remaining on it.

Of note this week was the release on Sep 11 of CALDB 4.8.0. This update includes ACIS time-dependent gain corrections for the period Feb 2018 through Jul 2018. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below.

        Radiation Belts
        LMWD143                ACIS-S
        ArLac (21 Obs)         HRC-I
        ZwCl1447.2+2619        ACIS-I       Sep 18
        Westerlund2            ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Sep 19
        Westerlund2            ACIS-I
        LMWD143                ACIS-S       Sep 20
        SDSSJ132916.20+5304    ACIS-S
        CIZAJ2242.8+5301       ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Sep 21
        Westerlund2            ACIS-I
        LMWD143                ACIS-S       Sep 22
        CIZAJ2242.8+5301       ACIS-I       Sep 23
        Perseusr200NE          ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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