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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 26 November 2010 9.00am EST

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

Chandra passed through the eight, ninth, and tenth eclipses of the fall season on Nov 20, 23, and 26 respectively, with nominal power and thermal performance. A flight software patch was uplinked on Nov 23 to update the telescope forward thermal enclosure radiator and vent and the HRMA strut maximum temperature health-check thresholds. The update is in response to increasing temperatures due to degradation of the Observatory's thermal covers during the mission. Real-time procedures were executed on Nov 24 to dump OBC-A memory as a follow-up to the thermal health check patch. The dump will be used to update the baseline memory image maintained on the ground.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below

Radiation Belts Nov 28 SGR0418+5729 ACIS-S Nov 29 Capella HRC-S/LETG 3C166 ACIS-S 1RXSJ064348.7-391256 ACIS-S Nov 30 BlancoCosmological ACIS-S CXO031012.58-203 ACIS-S PGC20238 ACIS-S Capella ACIS-S/HETG Dec 1 Radiation Belts BlancoCosmological ACIS-S HD113766 ACIS-S Dec 2 NGC4507 ACIS-S RMCPL3 ACIS-I Dec 3 NLTT15797 ACIS-S M31 HRC-I NGC931 ACIS-S 2MASXJ00253292+6821 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Dec 4 CTD93 ACIS-S 4C03.24 ACIS-I Dec 5


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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