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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 15 June 2007 10.00am EDT

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to include a 10 Ks HETG/ACIS-S observation of Swift J195509.6+2614. The source was accepted as a fast turn-around Target Of Opportunity (TOO) on Jun 12 and loads were replanned and uplinked on Jun 14. The observation was accommodated by deleting observations of AX J184400-0355 and NGC 6826 and inserting observations of IC 5063, NGC 1325A and SDSS J101108.40+002. The deleted observations will be rescheduled in a future load.

A Chandra image release was issued on Jun 13 of the supernova remnant N132D. The composite X-ray and infrared (Spitzer) data show the supernova shock interacting with the surrounding cooler dust grains. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/n132d/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes coordinated observations of M31 with HST, SGR 1900+14 with RXTE and of Abell 3667 with the optical ground-based VLT telescope.

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NGC 991                ACIS-I       Jun 17
SDSS J015716.92-0053   ACIS-S
M31                    ACIS-I       Jun 18
IRAS F19297-0406       ACIS-S
FLS2                   ACIS-I
Radiation Belts
NGC 2808               ACIS-I       Jun 19
RCW 86 NE              ACIS-S       Jun 20
Alpha Centauri         HRC-I
AX J162208-5005        ACIS-S
AX J155331-5347        ACIS-S
AX J154122-5522        ACIS-S       Jun 21
NGC 2808               ACIS-I
ESO 069-IG006          ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
LHA 120-N 11           ACIS-I       Jun 22
NGC6397                ACIS-S
Abell 3667             ACIS-I       Jun 23
SGR 1900+14            ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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