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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 26 August 2011 9.00am EDT

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

An aspect camera dark current calibration was performed from the on-board loads on Aug 22. An initial assessment of the data indicates nominal aspect camera performance and that the number of CCD warm pixels is increasing at the expected rate. A more detailed assessment, including the effects of CCD temperature, is in progress.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of NGC 6388, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Aug 18, observations of IGR J17498-2921, which were accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time TOO on Aug 19, and an observation of M31* coordinated with the VLA.

J0023+09 ACIS-S Aug 29 Q0000-263 ACIS-S 1RXSJ042704.5-59485 ACIS-S NGC6388 ACIS-S IGRJ17498-2921 ACIS-S/HETG M83 ACIS-S SDSSJ131028.13+48220 ACIS-S Aug 30 IGRJ17498-2921 ACIS-S/HETG Radiation Belts Aug 31 A133-2 ACIS-I M31* ACIS-S Sep 1 Radiation Belts Sep 2 A133-2 (2 obs) ACIS-I RXCJ0605_Field1 ACIS-I Sep 4 M83 ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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