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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 7 October 2011 9.00am EDT

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

Chandra passed through the fifth, sixth, and seventh eclipses of the fall season on Oct 1, 4, and 6 respectively, with nominal power and thermal performance. A real-time procedure was executed on Oct 5 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer. A second real-time procedure was executed on Oct 6 to patch the Central Processing Electronics (CPE) in preparation for the Draconids meteor shower on Oct 8. The patch sets the CPE yaw bias to zero and will be backed out after the meteor shower.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of MAXIJ1659-152, from a series of Target of Opportunity observations accepted on Apr 5, and an observation of the Crab, from a series of Director's Discretionary Time TOO observations accepted on Dec 14.

A133-8 ACIS-I Oct 10 IGRJ16173-5023 ACIS-I Oct 11 SAXJ1712.6-3739 ACIS-S 1RXSJ170741.7-32314 ACIS-S Oct 12 Radiation Belts MAXIJ1659-152 ACIS-S 1RXSJ170428.0-25352 ACIS-S Oct 13 1RXSJ175911.0-34492 ACIS-S 3C459 ACIS-S A133-6 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Oct 14 Crab ACIS-S Oct 15 MG0414+0534 ACIS-S A133-8 ACIS-I IC348 ACIS-I Oct 17 Radiation Belts


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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