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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 30 November 2007 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra press release was issued on Nov 28 describing observations of the neutron star RX J0822-4300 that show the object is one of the fastest moving stars ever seen. The observations, made over a period of about five years show the neutron star moving away from the center of the Puppis A supernova remnant at a velocity of ~3 millions miles per hour, sufficient to escape the galaxy. For further details see:

On note this week was the Chandra Quarterly Review conducted on Nov 28-29 in Cambridge.

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

Radiation Belts Dec 2 NGC 5474 ACIS-S Dec 3 3C 186 ACIS-S SN 2007pk ACIS-S Dec 4 IC 1795 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Cassiopeia A ACIS-S Dec 5 3C 186 ACIS-S Dec 6 Orion Trapezium Cl ACIS-S/HETG 3C153 ACIS-S Dec 7 M31 HRC-I Radiation Belts Cassiopeia A ACIS-S Dec 8 3C 186 ACIS-S MACS1311 ACIS-I PSR J1933-6211 HRC-S Dec 9 MACS2229 ACIS-I 3C76.1 ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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