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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

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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

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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