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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 22 June 2007 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was completed on Jun 15 to update the on-board Ephemeris.

A real-time procedure was performed on Jun 22 to execute SCS 29 in preparation for the first eclipse of the 2007 summer season. This eclipse season consists of 8 eclipses between Jun 24 and Jul 12 and ranging from 25 to 68 minutes in duration.

Of note during the last week was the Cycle 9 Peer Review held in Boston, Jun 19-22. The results from the review are expected to be released on Jul 13.

A Chandra image release was issued on May 20 of the bright and unstable star Eta Carinae. The composite X-ray and optical image shows shows the X-ray emission produced as material thrown off Eta Carinae rams into nearby gas and dust, heating gas to temperatures in excess of a million degrees. For further details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/etacar/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of VB10 coordinated with the VLA and ground NOAO ground-based telescopes.

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Radiation Belts Jun 24 RXJ1539.5-8335 ACIS-I IRAS F14378-3651 ACIS-S 3C273 ACIS-S/HETG Jun 25 M87 ACIS-S Zwicky 2701 ACIS-I NGC1023 ACIS-S AX J190814+0832 ACIS-S Jun 26 HD 199143 ACIS-S/HETG Radiation Belts LHA 120-N 11 ACIS-I Jun 27 WFI2026-4536 ACIS-S Jun 28 HD 199143 ACIS-S/HETG APMUKS 212229-0859 ACIS-S Jun 29 Radiation Belts GRB 060729 ACIS-S Jun 30 XTE J1650-500 ACIS-S VB10 ACIS-S Jul 1 IRAS 21101+5810 ACIS-S SDSS J170246.09+60 ACIS-S Abell 2255 ACIS-I

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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