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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 1 June 2007 9.00am EDT

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to include a 58 Ks observation of M82 ULX. The source was accepted as a fast turn-around Target Of Opportunity (TOO) on 27 May and loads were replanned for uplink on Jun 1. The observation was accommodated by deleting observations of 1RXS J092418.0-314, ESO 137-006 and AX J183607-0756 and inserting an observation of SDSS J1411+4812 as part of the replan.

A Chandra press release was issued on May 30 in conjunction with the AAS meeting describing observations of the massive galaxy cluster 3C438. The Chandra data show a bright arc of extremely hot gas extending over two million light years whose origin requires one of the most energetic events ever detected. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/07_releases/press_053007.html

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below.

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2MASX J154228+5259 ACIS-S Jun 3 RXJ1131-1231 ACIS-S J1421-0643 ACIS-S Jun 4 Alpha Centauri HRC-S/LETG Radiation Belts Jun 5 Abell 2204 ACIS-I Jun 6 NGC5905 ACIS-S Jun 7 2MASX J091201+5320 ACIS-S IGR J01363+6610 ACIS-S UGC 11754 ACIS-S Jun 8 AX J1845-0258 ACIS-S Radiation Belts NGC5905 ACIS-S IGR J10101-5654 ACIS-S Jun 9 HD145417 ACIS-S ESO 593-IG008 ACIS-S PSR J1909-3744 ACIS-S Abell 2744 ACIS-I Jun 10

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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