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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 8 June 2001 7.00am EDT

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

Of note last week were two Chandra press releases announced at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Pasadena, CA. The first on Jun 5 described the discovery of new populations of suspected mid-mass black holes in several starburst galaxies, where stars form and explode at an unusually high rate. The second on Jun 6 described the discovery of a "cauldron" of 60-million-degree gas enveloping a cluster of young stars near the center of our galaxy. Full details for these releases can be found at:, and

See also for reports and pictures from the AAS.

The planned observations for the coming week are shown below and include a series of observations of the quasar 3C273 coordinated with the Newton-XMM satellite. Real-time activities are planned on June 13-16 to insert and retract the LETG.

NGC 3607/NGC 3608 ACIS-I Jun 11 Radiation Belts Jun 12 HR 5512 HRC-I 2MASSJ163700+2221 ACIS-I Jun 13 3C273 ACIS-S/HETG 3C273 ACIS-S/LETG 3C273 HRC-S/LETG NGC3115 ACIS-S Jun 14 NGC3923 ACIS-S Radiation Belts 3C273 ACIS-S/LETG Jun 15 PKS0745-191 ACIS-S Jun 16 Abell 2163 ACIS-I Jun 16 SGR1900+14 ACIS-I Jun 17


All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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