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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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