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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 6 October 2006 9.00am EDT

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

Real-time procedures were executed on 3 Oct to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer and to verify the value of the CPE warm start count. The CPE warm start count has remained unchanged at the nominal value of 1.

A Chandra press release was issued on 5 October in conjunction with the AAS HEAD meeting in San Franciso. The release described observations of the elliptical galaxy M87 that imply that outbursts and deep sounds have been generated by the central supermassive black hole for eons. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/m87/

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below and includes observations of NGC 3516 coordinated with XMM-Newton and RXTE.

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Radiation Belts Oct 8 RXCJ0334-5342 ACIS-I IC 1473 ACIS-S Q2237+0305 ACIS-S CXO J164710.2-4552 ACIS-S Oct 9 NGC 3516 ACIS-S/HETG NGC 720 ACIS-S NGC 3516 ACIS-S/HETG Oct 10 Radiation Belts NGC 3516 ACIS-S/HETG Oct 11 NGC 720 ACIS-S NGC 3516 ACIS-S/HETG Oct 12 P9 ACIS-I P11 ACIS-I NGC 720 ACIS-S ELAIS-S1 D ACIS-I Radiation Belts Oct 13 NGC 3516 ACIS-S/HETG RXC J1022.0+3830 ACIS-S Oct 14 SDSS J1350+5716 ACIS-S Cas A ACIS-S Oct 15 Cas A ACIS-I Cas A HRC-I NGC 7592 ACIS-S ELAIS-S1 B ACIS-I

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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