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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:

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.

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


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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