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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 14 October 2005 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on 13 Oct to perform a routine Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer self-check.

A Chandra press release was issued on 13 Oct describing observations of a new generation of stars spawned by a super-massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. This novel mode of star formation may solve several mysteries about these super-massive black holes that reside at the centers of nearly all galaxies. For details see:
http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/05_releases/press_101305.html

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below and includes Director's Discretionary Time observations of IGR J12349-6434 and Alpha Centauri.

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Radiation Belts Oct 16 EGS-7 ACIS-I ZwCl 2341.1+0000 ACIS-I Oct 17 ArLac HRC-I EGS-7 ACIS-I AR Lac (4 obs) HRC-I PSR B1509-58 ACIS-I GC-1 HRC-I Oct 18 SDSS J233837.10-00 ACIS-S Radiation Belts IGR J12349-6434 ACIS-S/HETG Oct 19 VV 114 ACIS-S GC-2 HRC-I Oct 20 GC-3 HRC-I GC-7 HRC-I GC-8 HRC-I GC-9 HRC-I GC-10 HRC-I Alpha Centauri HRC-I PSR J1649-4349 HRC-I Oct 21 Abell 2589 ACIS-S Radiation Belts HD93250 ACIS-S/HETG RXJ0419.6+0225 ACIS-S Oct 22 Cas A ACIS-I Oct 23 Cas A ACIS-S Cas A HRC-I RCS2319.9+0038 ACIS-S PKS 1030-357 ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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