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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 3 August 2012 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Jul 30 showing the X-ray detection of a supernova that was first seen from Earth over 50 years ago. The Chandra data suggest a rapidly rotating neutron star was formed by the explosion, which would be one of the youngest objects of this type ever observed. For more details see:

A real-time procedure was executed on Jul 31 to update the on-board ephemeris. A second real-time procedure was executed on Aug 1 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of UZTauE_P2 coordinated with OVRO/CARMA, and an observation of SgrA* coordinated with NuSTAR, Keck, VLT, SMA, CSO, CARMA, ALMA, EHT, HESS, and ATCA.

Radiation Belts Aug 6 G313.87-17.10 ACIS-I G304.84-41.42 ACIS-I SgrA* ACIS-S HETG Aug 6 G21.5-09 ACIS-S Aug 8 3c411 ACIS-S PSRJ2047+10 ACIS-S Radiation Belts RXJ1159+5531Offset ACIS-I Aug 9 SN2004am ACIS-S UZTauE_P2 ACIS-S RXJ1159+5531Offset ACIS-I NGC4552 ACIS-S Aug 10 G21.5-09 ACIS-I G21.5-09 HRC-I PSRJ2047+10 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Aug 11 SPT-CLJ0014-4952 ACIS-I Abell3395Filament ACIS-I Aug 12 six-8 ACIS-I RXJ1159+5531Offset ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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