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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 2 May 2008 8.30am EDT

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

A Chandra press release was issued on 28 Apr describing observations of 13 globular clusters that indicate that these objects may be surprisingly less mature in their development than previously thought. For further details see:

Of note last week was the presentation on Apr 23 by the Chandra team to the Astrophysics Division Senior Review for Operating Missions. Results of the review are expected to be announced in June-July.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes observations of Sgr A* coordinated with the VLT.

AX J144042-6001 HRC-I May 5 NGC 6528 ACIS-S Sgr A* ACIS-I GBW14 ACIS-I May 6 GBW15 ACIS-I GBW16 ACIS-I IGR J18173-2509 ACIS-I Sgr A* ACIS-I AX J1731.7-3115 ACIS-I May 7 Radiation Belts GBW17 ACIS-I May 8 GBW33 ACIS-I 1.5deg_window ACIS-I 3C273 ACIS-S/HETG May 9 Radiation Belts May 10 GBW34 ACIS-I S05 ACIS-S Sgr A* ACIS-I GBW13 ACIS-I May 11 GC (7 obs) HRC-I AX J170536-4038 ACIS-S Sgr A* ACIS-I GBW35 ACIS-I May 12 GBW36 ACIS-I AX J181033-1917 ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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