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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 10 February 2006 7.30am EST

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

A real-time procedure was executed on 9 February to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra press release was issued in Feb 3 describing the detection of a hot gas halo around the spiral galaxy NGC 5746. The discovery provides evidence that galaxies like our Milky Way are still accumulating matter from the gradual inflow of intergalactic gas. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/06_releases/press_020306.html

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below and includes observations of SS 433 coordinated with the VLA and M87 coordinated with HST.

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XTE J1817-330 ACIS-S/HETG Feb 12 BD +303639 ACIS-S/LETG Feb 13 Radiation Belts Feb 14 SNR 0540-69.3 ACIS-S Feb 15 Abell754-P8 ACIS-I RXC J1206.6+2811 ACIS-S NGC 4509 ACIS-S Feb 16 HE 1104-1805 ACIS-S SNR 0540-69.3 ACIS-S SDSSJ0856+3713 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Feb 17 SNR 0540-69.3 ACIS-S SDSS J0844+0503 ACIS-S Feb 18 NGC 4096 ACIS-S SN 1979C ACIS-S G21.6-0.0 ACIS-S SN 2005ke ACIS-S Feb 19 MACSJ0159.0-3412 ACIS-I SS 433 HRC-I M87 ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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