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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 2 August 2013 9.00am EDT

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

Chandra passed through the third, fourth, and fifth eclipses of the season on Jul 26, 29, and 31 respectively, with nominal power and thermal performance.

A Chandra press release was issued on Jul 29 as a NASA press release describing Chandra observations, which for the first time detected in X-rays a planet outside our Solar System passing in front of its parent star. The X-ray data suggest the planet HD 189733b has a larger atmosphere than previously thought. For details see:

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below

IC1295 ACIS-S Aug 4 IGRJ17091-3624 ACIS-S/HETG Aug 5 UGC08754 ACIS-S Radiation Belts WFIJ2026-4536 ACIS-S Aug 6 A2597 ACIS-I M31North ACIS-S/HETG G0.13-0.13 ACIS-I Aug 7 SDSSJ130724.07+4604 ACIS-S Aug 8 Radiation Belts DeepField02 ACIS-I Aug 9 Abell85 ACIS-I ESO313-5 ACIS-S Aug 10 PNG273.6+06.1 ACIS-S Abell85 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Aug 11 G347.18-27.35 ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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