News by Date
News by Category
Solar System
Stars
White Dwarfs
Supernovas
Neutron Stars
Black Holes
Milky Way Galaxy
Normal Galaxies
Quasars
Galaxy Clusters
Cosmology/Deep Field
Miscellaneous
Press Resources
Status Reports
Press Advisories
Image Releases
Release Guidelines
Image Use Policy
NASA TV
Biographies/Interviews
Web Shortcuts
Chandra Blog
RSS Feed
Chronicle
Email Newsletter
News & Noteworthy
Image Use Policy
Questions & Answers
Glossary of Terms
Download Guide
Get Adobe Reader
Chandra @ NASA
Visit the Chandra pages at the NASA portal
Image Use
Image Use Policy & Request Form
Guidelines for utilizing images, applets, movies, and animations featured in this Web Site.
Getting Hard Copies of Images
Ways to obtain photos, slides, etc of Chandra images.
Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 21 March 2014 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was used to monitor the momentum unload that was executed from the on-board command loads on Mar 16; the unload performance was nominal.

A Chandra press release was issued on Mar 19 announcing the selection of Dr. Belinda Wilkes as the next director of the Chandra X-ray Center (CXC). She will assume the directorship on April 20, 2014. For details see: http://chandra.si.edu/press/14_releases/press_031914.html

A Chandra image release was issued on Mar 20 describing observations of DEM L241, a supernova remnant found in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small neighboring galaxy to the Milky Way. The observations provide evidence for a companion star that survived the blast of a supernova explosion. Chandra's X-rays reveal a point-like source within the debris field produced when a massive star exploded. This system contains either a neutron star or black hole and a surviving massive star. For details see: http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2014/deml241/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes a follow-up observation of SN 2012ca, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Aug 14 and is coordinated with Spitzer, and an observation of NGC 5548 coordinated with HST.



------------------------------------------
Radiation Belts Mar 24 COSMOSLegacy ACIS-I Pismis11 ACIS-I Mar 25 HE1104-1805 ACIS-S Pismis11 ACIS-I E0102-72I3 ACIS-I Mar 26 Radiation Belts SN2012ca ACIS-S Mar 27 E0102-72S3 ACIS-S G294.66-37.02 ACIS-I BPTau ACIS-S/LETG COSMOSLegacy ACIS-I Mar 28 Radiation Belts Mar 29 HESSJ1809-193 ACIS-I NGC5548 ACIS-S/LETG Mar 30 NGC5353 ACIS-S HESSJ1809-193 ACIS-I G342.31-34.90 ACIS-I Mar 31

------------------------------------------

All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

Return to Status Reports