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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 10 January 2008 8.00am EST

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Jan 8 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra press release was issued on Jan 10 in conjunction with the AAS describing data that provides one of the best pieces of evidence yet that many supermassive black holes are spinning extremely rapidly. For further details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/08_releases/press_011008.html

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes observations of APM 08279+5255 and LSR0602+3910 coordinated with ground-based optical telescopes.

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OB1A-776 ACIS-S Jan 14 OB1A-1192 ACIS-S RXJ1000.5+4409 ACIS-I 3CRR 204 ACIS-S Radiation Belts MACS1427+44 ACIS-I Jan 15 APM 08279+5255 ACIS-S MACS1427+44 ACIS-I Jan 16 SDSS J144507.30+59 ACIS-S 3C223.1 ACIS-S SDSS J0931+3622 ACIS-S Jan 17 2MASX J160109+4623 ACIS-S Radiation Belts ESO 203-IG001 ACIS-S Sirius B HRC-S/LETG Jan 18 J0517.1+1633 ACIS-I LSR0602+3910 ACIS-I IRAS F10173+0828 ACIS-S Jan 19 IGR J16194-2810 HRC-I Zwicky 3146 ACIS-I Radiation Belts 3CRR 356 ACIS-S Jan 20 SN 2006jc ACIS-S NGC6764 ACIS-S Jan 21 3C381 ACIS-S S03 ACIS-S SDSS J1004+4231 ACIS-S SDSS J102258.41+12 ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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