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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 23 November 2018 9.00am EST

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Nov 20 to momentarily enable and then disable the ACIS detector housing heater. This benign sequence of commands was done to demonstrate a procedure which will be used again later to validate ACIS team operations at the new Operations Control Center.

Of note this week was the announcement of a new Chandra Proposal System (CPS) which will be used by Chandra General Observers for the first time in Cycle 21. The CPS was designed to address many of the limitations of the older Remote Proposal System while retaining a workflow that should feel familiar to experienced users.

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

Radiation Belts V346Ori ACIS-S RXJ1131-1231 ACIS-S Nov 26 Radiation Belts J1655+3242 ACIS-S HZ43 HRC-S /LETG Nov 27 RXJ1131-1231 ACIS-S Perseus_west_cf_2 ACIS-I SN1996cr ACIS-S PSRJ1951+1123 ACIS-S Nov 28 PSZ2G149.39-36.84 ACIS-I V346Ori ACIS-S NUPav ACIS-S Radiation Belts Nov 29 HD250550 ACIS-S Off-field4 ACIS-I iPTF16axa ACIS-S Nov 30 Perseus_west_cf_2 ACIS-I IGRJ19577+3339 ACIS-I Perseus_west_cf_2 ACIS-I PSRJ1920+2650 ACIS-S SN1996cr ACIS-S NUPav ACIS-S Dec 1 HD190073 ACIS-S HZ43 HRC-I /LETG Abell2146 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Dec 2 J03064+1853 ACIS-S J03064+1853 ACIS-S Abell2146 ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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