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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 11 June 2010 9.00am EDT

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

Chandra passed through the eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth eclipses of the 2010 summer season on June 4, 7, and 9 respectively, with nominal power and thermal performance.

A real-time procedure was executed on June 10 to update the on-board ephemeris.

A Chandra image release was issued on June 9 of CH Cyg, a "symbiotic" star system in which a white dwarf feeds from the wind of a companion red giant star. The composite image, of data from Chandra, HST and VLA, shows a recent powerful jet in CH Cyg. The material in the jet is moving with a speed of over three million miles per hour and is powered by material spinning in the accretion disk around the white dwarf. For details see:

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

AXJ151005-5824 ACIS-S Jun 14 PSRJ1740+1000 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Jun 15 ChandraDeepField-S ACIS-I IGRJ02599-1046 ACIS-I Jun 16 SN2004am ACIS-S Jun 17 NGC1530 ACIS-S G29.37+0.10 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Jun 18 IRAS07598+6508 ACIS-S NGC1426 ACIS-S ChandraDeepField-S ACIS-I RXJ0720-3125 HRC-S/LETG Jun 19 SDSS1004+4112 ACIS-S UGC00746 ACIS-S AXJ182435-1311 ACIS-S GLIMPSE81 ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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