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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 14 June 2013 9.00am EDT

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to incorporate an observation of GRB130606A, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time TOO on Jun 12. Loads for the replanned schedule are expected to be uplinked Jun 15.

A Chandra press release was issued on Jun 12 as a NASA press release describing observations of the Andromeda galaxy, aka M31. Using over 150 separate Chandra observations spread over 13 years, researchers have found twenty-six black hole candidates in M31. These are stellar-mass black holes, which are formed by the collapse of a giant star and have masses between five and 10 times the Sun's. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the replan and for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of GJ 436 coordinated with HST.

4U1916-05 ACIS-S/LETG Jun 15 Mrk590 ACIS-S/HETG Jun 16 Radiation Belts GRB130606A ACIS-S Jun 17 IRDCG34.4+0.23IRD ACIS-I 4U1916-05 ACIS-S/LETG CODEX59304 ACIS-I Jun 18 GJ436 ACIS-S CODEX25424 ACIS-I G244.69+32.49 ACIS-I G262.25-35.36 ACIS-I G250.90-36.25 ACIS-I Jun 19 Radiation Belts B22327+39 ACIS-I COSMOSLegacy ACIS-I Jun 21 RXCJ0528.9-3927 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Jun 22 RXCJ1053.7+5452 ACIS-I COSMOSLegacy ACIS-I RXCJ0528.9-3927 ACIS-I Jun 23


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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