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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 4 February 2005 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra press release was made on Feb 5 describing the discovery of two huge intergalactic clouds of diffuse hot gas. These clouds are the best evidence yet that a vast cosmic web of hot gas contains the long-sought missing matter - about half of the atoms and ions in the Universe. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/05_releases/press_020205.html

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of GX13+1 coordinated with RXTE.

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PSR B1509-58 ACIS-I Feb 7 SDSS J102214.77+02 ACIS-S NGC 3351 ACIS-S Feb 8 40 LMi ACIS-I 2MASS 111354+12443 ACIS-S GX13+1 HRC-I SGR 1806-20 ACIS-S SGR 1806-20 ACIS-I Feb 9 Radiation Belts The Crab Nebula ACIS-S/HETG Feb 10 F UMa ACIS-I AR Lac (21 obs) HRC-S NGC3898 ACIS-S NGC 4342 ACIS-S Feb 11 AX J1228.4+1300 ACIS-S MACS1427.2+4407 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Feb 12 1249+3038 ACIS-S DLS J0514-4904 ACIS-I Feb 13 MS 0116.3-0115 ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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