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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 19 July 2013 9.00am EDT

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to include a 20 ks observation of the source GRB 130716A that was accepted as a fast turn-around Target of Opportunity on July 16. The replanned loads were uplinked on July 18.

A real-time procedure was completed on Jul 15 to dump a section of OBC-A memory as part of an acceptance test of a planned update to the Operations Control Center ground system.

Preparations are complete for the start of the summer 2013 eclipse season. The season contains 21 eclipses and runs from Jul 21 to Sep 12.

Of note this week was the announcement on Jul 12 of the Cycle 15 Peer Review recommended programs. For details see: http://cxc.harvard.edu/target_lists/cycle15/index.html

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of Sgr A coordinated with the EVLA.



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PSRJ1813-1246 ACIS-S Jul 22 M31Southeast ACIS-S/HETG Radiation Belts Jul 23 M31BHXN ACIS-I Jul 24 M86InnerTail ACIS-I TheMouse ACIS-I Jul 25 Radiation Belts Jul 26 HE1104-1805 ACIS-S LSE153 HRC-I SgrA ACIS-S Jul 27 AGDra HRC-S/LETG 3C289 ACIS-S Jul 28

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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