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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 27 October 2006 8.00am EDT

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to include an 80 Ks observation of GRB061021 that was accepted as a fast turn-around Target Of Opportunity (TOO) on 21 October. Loads were replanned and uplinked on October 22. As a result of the replan observations of GBW2, GBW3, 1RXS J175721.2-30, GBW11, GBW12, 1RXS J171824.2-402 and HESS J1713-381 were impacted and will be rescheduled in a later load.

Chandra passed through a 20 minute lunar eclipse on 21 October with nominal power and thermal performance. A real-time procedure was completed to disable SCS 29 following eclipse exit.

A Chandra image release was issued on 24 October showcasing a composite image of the Crab Nebula. Data from Chandra, Spitzer and Hubble were combined to create the "halloween-themed" image. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/crab/

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below.

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Radiation Belts Oct 29 GBW4 ACIS-I GBW5 ACIS-I GBW11 ACIS-I Oct 30 GBW12 ACIS-I NGC 7541 ACIS-S Deep GCS 6 ACIS-I GBW2 ACIS-I Oct 31 GBW3 ACIS-I HE 1104-1805 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Deep GCS 23 ACIS-I Nov 1 GBW7 ACIS-I GBW8 ACIS-I Nov 2 Bootes2 ACIS-I IC 10 ACIS-S Bootes2 (7 obs) ACIS-I Radiation Belts Nov 3 SN 2006jc ACIS-S Nov 4 Bootes2 (9 obs) ACIS-I IC 10 ACIS-S Bootes2 ACIS-I NGC 6624 ACIS-S/HETG Nov 5

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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