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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 5 April 2013 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Apr 3 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra image release was issued on Apr 3 describing observations of NGC 602, a region in the Small Magellanic Cloud. The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is one of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way. Chandra observations of the SMC have resulted in the first detection of X-ray emission from young stars with masses similar to our Sun outside our Milky Way galaxy. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of 2MASS J19094043+4930050 coordinated with Kepler.

3C444 ACIS-S Apr 8 CenANorthernLobe ACIS-I A1795 ACIS-I CenANorthernLobe ACIS-I Radiation Belts Apr 9 RXCJ1514.9-1523 ACIS-I A1795 ACIS-I Apr 10 COSMOSLegacy ACIS-I SDSSJ1310+5601 ACIS-S 2MASSJ19094043+4930 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Apr 11 3C444 ACIS-S Apr 12 CD-314800 HRC-I Apr 13 HD109085 ACIS-S Apr 14 Radiation Belts SgrA* ACIS-I G336.59-55.44 ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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