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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 9 October 2009 9.00am EDT

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

Real-time procedures were executed on Oct 7 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer, and on Oct 9 to update the on-board ephemeris.

A Chandra image release was issued on Oct 6 of the galaxy NGC 6240 that contains two supermassive black holes in the process of merging. The multi-wavelength image includes X-ray data from Chandra and optical data from Hubble. For details see:

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

Mkn421 ACIS-S/LETG Oct 10 CPPuppis ACIS-S/HETG Oct 11 NGC1300 ACIS-S 0FGLJ1430.5-5918 ACIS-I Oct 12 Radiation Belts SDSSJ123011.84+4014 ACIS-S Vega HRC-I Vega (3 obs) HRC-S XTEJ1701-462 ACIS-S Oct 13 J2339.8-0530 ACIS-I XTEJ1701-462 ACIS-S SDSSJ000111.15-1001 ACIS-S Oct 14 SDSSJ234807.14-0912 ACIS-S 3C88 ACIS-S HNTau ACIS-S Radiation Belts Oct 15 CPPuppis ACIS-S/HETG 3C88 ACIS-S hPer ACIS-I Oct 16 6C1132+3439 ACIS-S SDSSJ0922+0345 ACIS-I Oct 17 SDSSJ161330.19+51033 ACIS-I Radiation Belts ISCS1029 ACIS-I Oct 18 ISCS1034 ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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