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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 7 June 2013 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Jun 5 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra press release was issued on Jun 5 as a CfA press release describing observations of the young star, TW Hydrae. By studying TW Hydrae, scientists can observe what our Sun may have been like early in its life. For details see:

Of note this week was the release on Jun 4 of CXCDS 10.0 for standard processing, which includes a transition from the Solaris operating system to Linux and to new hardware.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of Mrk 590, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time TOO on May 2 and is coordinated with HST and observations of SDSS J0948+1614 and SDSS J0825+1155 coordinated with the Hobby-Eberly Telescope.

SDSSJ0948+1614 ACIS-S Jun 10 SDSSJ0825+1155 ACIS-S A665 ACIS-I J171701.00+304357.6 ACIS-S ZwCl0008.8+5215 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Jun 11 COSMOSLegacy ACIS-I GMBCGJ021.27091-09. ACIS-I Jun 12 RXJ1856.5-3754 HRC-S/LETG ESO343-IG013 ACIS-S Jun 13 G263.66-22.53 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Jun 14 PSRJ1509-5850nebul ACIS-I 4U1916-05 ACIS-S/LETG Jun 15 Mrk590 ACIS-S/HETG Jun 16 Radiation Belts 4U1916-05 ACIS-S/LETG Jun 17


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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