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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 27 June 2014 9.00am EDT

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

A new version of the Off-Line System (OFLS) ground software was installed for operational use on Jun 26. OFLS is a patch that corrects an issue with building large real-time command loads, such as those for the implementation of ACIS Flight Software patches.

A Chandra press release was issued on Jun 24 describes a mysterious signal that has been seen in X-ray data from a study of over 70 galaxy clusters with Chandra and XMM-Newton. The signal, a spike of intensity at a specific wavelength of X-ray light, has several possible intriguing explanations. More data and investigation will be needed to confirm both the signal's existence and nature. For details see:

Of note this week was the Cycle 16 Peer Review held in Boston, Jun 23-27.

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

Radiation Belts Jun 29 3C220.3 ACIS-S Jun 30 Mkn766 ACIS-S/HETG OphiuchusCluster ACIS-I Jul 1 Mkn766 ACIS-S/HETG Jul 2 Radiation Belts 3C220.3 ACIS-S Jul 3 G229.64+77.96 ACIS-I OphiuchusCluster ACIS-I Mkn766 ACIS-S/HETG Jul 4 SDSSJ1036+0221 ACIS-S SgrA* ACIS-S Radiation Belts Jul 5 OphiuchusCluster ACIS-I 1WGAJ1713.4-3949 ACIS-I Jul 6 US16103196-1913062 ACIS-S Mkn766 ACIS-S/HETG


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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