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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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