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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 13 June 2008 9.00am EDT

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

Real-time procedures were performed on Jun 11 to enable and activate SCS 29 and to set the short eclipse flag to "true" in preparation for the first eclipse of the 2008 summer eclipse season on Jun 12. The season consists of 10 eclipses and ends on Jul 6.

Chandra passed through the first eclipse of the season on Jun 12 with nominal power and thermal performance. A real-time procedure was conducted on Jun 13 to set the short eclipse flag to "false" in prepartion of the remaining medium duration eclipses of the season.

Preparations are complete for the Cycle 10 peer review to be held in Boston next week.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of Gl 570D coordinated with the VLA.

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AEGIS-1                ACIS-I       Jun 16
RXCJ1459.4-1811        ACIS-S       Jun 17
EX Lupi                ACIS-I
IGR J12078-2735        ACIS-I
AEGIS-1                ACIS-I       Jun 18
Vega                   HRC-I
SDSS J1029+6510        ACIS-S
3CRR 43                ACIS-S
SDSS J0208+0022        ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                     Jun 19
AEGIS-1                ACIS-I
Gl 570D                ACIS-S
Vega (4 obs)           HRC-S        Jun 20
S09                    ACIS-S
PKS 2044-168           ACIS-S
RCW 89                 ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                     Jun 21
Carina Superbubble     ACIS-I       Jun 22
AX J165951-4209        ACIS-S
HESS J1858+020         ACIS-I
AEGIS-1                ACIS-I
Holmberg I             ACIS-S       Jun 23
cl0057-2616            ACIS-I
NGC 6441               ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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