News by Date
News by Category
Solar System
Stars
White Dwarfs
Supernovas
Neutron Stars
Black Holes
Milky Way Galaxy
Normal Galaxies
Quasars
Galaxy Clusters
Cosmology/Deep Field
Miscellaneous
Press Resources
Status Reports
Press Advisories
Image Releases
Release Guidelines
Image Use Policy
NASA TV
Biographies/Interviews
Web Shortcuts
Chandra Blog
RSS Feed
Chandra Mobile
Chronicle
Email Newsletter
News & Noteworthy
Image Use Policy
Questions & Answers
Glossary of Terms
Download Guide
Get Adobe Reader
Chandra @ NASA
Visit the Chandra pages at the NASA portal
Image Use
Image Use Policy & Request Form
Guidelines for utilizing images, applets, movies, and animations featured in this Web Site.
Getting Hard Copies of Images
Ways to obtain photos, slides, etc of Chandra images.
Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 26 October 2007 9.00am EDT

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

Real time procedures were conducted on 22 Oct to dump 5 hours of science data that had been lost due to a DSN anomaly from SSR-A following the swap to SSR-B on Oct 18. All the data were recovered and verified.

A Chandra image release was issued on 23 Oct of a new composite X-ray and optical image of the supernova remnant G292.0+1.8. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/g292/

A Chandra press release was issued on 25 Oct describing Chandra and Spitzer observations of the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS) field. The Chandra data have have resulted in the identification of hundreds of obscured AGN embedded in galaxies detected through their infrared signature by Spitzer. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/07_releases/press_102507.html

Of note this week was the Chandra 8-Year Symposium held in Huntsville, AL. The meeting was very well attended and the range and quality of the science presented was outstanding.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes a series of observations of Venus.

------------------------------------------
Radiation Belts                     Oct 29
Venus (12 obs)         ACIS-I
Chandra Deep Field     ACIS-I       Oct 30
IGR J18256-1035        ACIS-S       Oct 31
SST24 J143447.70+330   ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
Chandra Deep Field     ACIS-I       Nov 1 
M31                    ACIS-I       Nov 3 
Vega                   HRC-I
Vega (4 obs)           HRC-S
Radiation Belts
Chandra Deep Field     ACIS-I       Nov 4 

------------------------------------------

All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

Return to Status Reports