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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 12 June 2009 9.00am EDT

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

Chandra passed through the fourth and fifth eclipses of the 2009 summer eclipse season on June 7 and 9 with nominal power and thermal performance.

A Chandra image release was issued on 9 June in conjunction with the AAS in Pasadena describing observations of the supernova remnant SNR 0104-72.3. The combined Chandra and Spitzer image shows an iron-rich lobe-dominated structure, unlike the more typical circular SNR structures. Possible explanations include a complex surrounding environment or an asymmetric explosion. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below.

RCW86pointsource ACIS-S Jun 14 G333.6-0.2 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Jun 15 AEGIS-3 ACIS-I MS0735.6+7421 ACIS-I Jun 16 1622-297 ACIS-S Jun 17 Radiation Belts Jun 18 31Com HRC-I MS0735.6+7421 ACIS-I 31Com HRC-I Jun 19 AXJ172050-3710 ACIS-S NGC5946 ACIS-S Jun 20 AXJ154557-5443 ACIS-S Radiation Belts SDSSJ1153+6753 ACIS-S Jun 21 SDSSJ1150+6544 ACIS-S Centaurus A ACIS-I F21329-2346 ACIS-S IC5179 ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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