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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 5 November 2010 9.00am EDT

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

Real-time procedures were executed on Nov 1 in preparation for the start of the 2010 summer eclipse season: one to activate SCS 29 and one to dump and clear the EPS glitch counters. Chandra passed through the first and second eclipses of the season on Nov 2 and 5 respectively, with nominal power and thermal performance. A second real-time procedure was executed on Nov 3 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer. A third real-time procedure was completed on Nov 4 to update the on-board ephemeris.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of XB 1832-330 that was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Nov 3 and an observation of Eta Car coordinated with HST.

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Radiation Belts Nov 7 XB1832-330 ACIS-S/LETG Nov 8 1718-649 ACIS-S Nov 9 ESO501-G023 ACIS-S Pi3Ori HRC-S/LETG Radiation Belts Nov 10 PuppisANEfilament ACIS-I NGC4839 ACIS-I Nov 11 G299.2-2.9 ACIS-I RXJ1131-1231 ACIS-S 31Com HRC-I Nov 12 J192607.1+505252 ACIS-S AqlX-1 ACIS-S J190822.7+385101 ACIS-S Radiation Belts PuppisANEfilament ACIS-I Nov 13 G299.2-2.9 ACIS-I J194759.9+413111 ACIS-S Nov 14 M31 HRC-I A2249 ACIS-I EtaCar ACIS-S/HETG

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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