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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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