News by Date
News by Category
Solar System
White Dwarfs
Neutron Stars
Black Holes
Milky Way Galaxy
Normal Galaxies
Galaxy Clusters
Cosmology/Deep Field
Press Resources
Status Reports
Press Advisories
Image Releases
Release Guidelines
Image Use Policy
Web Shortcuts
Chandra Blog
RSS Feed
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 (opens in new window)
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 March 2004 8.30am EST

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

A procedure was completed on March 23 to conduct a dark current calibration of the Aspect Camera. Assessment of telemetry and data analysis indicates a nominal data capture and an expected rate of increase in warm pixels.

A Chandra image release was made on Mar 24 of the supernova remnant N49B. The image shows a cloud of multimillion degree gas that has been expanding for about 10,000 years. Of note is the unexpectedly high concentration of magnesium detected. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of the NRA Target Of Opportunity GRS 1747-312.

Radiation Belts Mar 29 GRS 1747-312 ACIS-S/HETG GRS 1915+105 ACIS-S/HETG Mar 30 RBS1223 HRC-S/LETG Radiation Belts Mar 31 Centaurus Cluster ACIS-S Apr 1 Centaurus Cluster ACIS-S Apr 2 NGC4214 ACIS-S Apr 3 Radiation Belts Centaurus Cluster ACIS-S Apr 4 SN 2001em ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

Return to Status Reports