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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 23 March 2007 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was performed on Mar 17 to set the short eclipse flag to 'true' in preparation for the lunar eclipse on Mar 18. Chandra passed through a 36 minute eclipse on Mar 18 with nominal power and thermal performance. Following the eclipse real-time procedures were completed to disable SCS 29 to set the short eclipse flag to 'false'.

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below and includes a series of observations of Supernova 1987A.

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Sgr A* ACIS-I Mar 25 Cyg X-2 ACIS-S IGR J00234+6141 ACIS-S 1428+4217 ACIS-S Mar 26 Radiation Belts Sn 1987A ACIS-S/HETG Centaurus A Jet ACIS-I Mar 27 Abell 1942 ACIS-I Mar 28 SDSS J151711.47+03 ACIS-S SN 1987A ACIS-S/HETG Radiation Belts SN 1987A ACIS-S/HETG Mar 29 Centaurus A Jet ACIS-I NGC 7552 ACIS-S Mar 31 SN 1987A ACIS-S/HETG Radiation Belts SN 1987A ACIS-S/HETG Apr 1 SN 2003bg ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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