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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 4 April 2014 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Apr 2 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra press release was issued on Apr 2 announcing the selection of the 2014 Einstein Fellows who will conduct research related to NASA's Physics of the Cosmos (PCOS) program. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/14_releases/press_040214.html

A Chandra press release was issued on Apr 3 as a NASA press release describing observations of the galaxy cluster ACT-CL J0102-4915, nicknamed "El Gordo" (or, "the fat one" in Spanish) because of its gigantic mass. New data from Hubble indicate El Gordo may weigh 43 percent more than the original estimate. El Gordo is the most massive, the hottest, and gives off the most X-rays of any known cluster at its distance or beyond. For details see: http://chandra.si.edu/press/14_releases/press_040314.html

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes observations of Jupiter coordinated with Suzaku.



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        Centauruscluster       ACIS-S       Apr  7
        A1795                  ACIS-S       Apr  8
        Jupiter                HRC-I
        IGRJ15335-5420         ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts
        Centauruscluster       ACIS-S       Apr  9
        A1795                  ACIS-S
        Jupiter                HRC-I        Apr 10
        HE0435-1223            ACIS-S
        G292.51+21.98          ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Apr 11
        Centauruscluster       ACIS-S       Apr 12
        CXOUJ122518.6+14454    ACIS-S
        A1795                  ACIS-S
        Jupiter                HRC-I
        A1795 (3 obs)          ACIS-I       Apr 13

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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