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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 25 March 2011 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra image release, associated with a press release from Rutgers University, was issued on Mar 24 describing results from a long observation of the Tycho supernova remnant. The observation revealed a pattern of X-ray "stripes" never seen before in a supernova remnant. This result could explain how some of the extremely energetic particles bombarding the Earth, called cosmic rays, are produced. For details see: http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2011/tycho/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of J1832+0032, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Mar 6, an observation of TWA13A+B coordinated with HST, and observations of Sgr A* coordinated with ground-based a observatory.

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Radiation Belts                     Mar 27
J1832+0032             ACIS-S       Mar 28
NGC5813                ACIS-S
SgrA*                  ACIS-I       Mar 29
M83                    ACIS-S
PSRJ1302-32            ACIS-S       Mar 30
Radiation Belts
NGC5813                ACIS-S
SgrA*                  ACIS-I       Mar 31
PSRJ1107-5907          ACIS-S
NGC5813                ACIS-S
AKARI-NEP-DeepField    ACIS-I       Apr  1
AKARI-NEP-DeepField    ACIS-I
A1795                  ACIS-S
A1795                  ACIS-S
TWA13A+B               ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                     Apr  2
AKARI-NEP-DeepField    ACIS-I
4C14.11                ACIS-S
AKARI-NEP-DeepField    ACIS-I
Gl19                   ACIS-S       Apr  3
M83                    ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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