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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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