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 1 June 2001 9.00am EDT

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

Of note during the week was the transfer to operations of the new version of the Off Line System (9.1B) on 30 May. The transition was nominal and work has begun on scheduling the week of June 11, the first to be planned using the new software.

A press release was issued on 29 May describing the first detailed study of a class of quasar that is shrouded in clouds of gas and dust flowing outward at high velocity (millions of miles per hour). The result supports the idea that the outflow feature is common to all quasars. For full details see:

Further Chandra press releases are planned for next week in conjunction with the American Astronomical Society meeting in Pasadena, CA.

The planned observations for the coming week are shown below and include a series of monitoring observations of the nucleus of M31 coordinated with the Hubble Space Telescope.

NGC 4559 X-1 ACIS-S Jun 3 A1060 ACIS-I Jun 4 Radiation Belts HD104237 ACIS-I Jun 5 E0102-72 (multiple) ACIS-I SNR G54.1+0.3 ACIS-S Jun 6 Radiation Belts Jun 7 PKS1404-257 ACIS-S A1664 ACIS-S 1WGA_J1420.0+0625 ACIS-S NGC4388 ACIS-S Jun 8 XMM 13HR - Fields (4) ACIS-I Radiation Belts Jun 9 3C9 ACIS-S Jun 10 M31 - Center ACIS-I M31 - (multiple) HRC-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

Return to Status Reports