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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 18 July 2014 9.00am EDT

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

Real-time procedures were executed on Jul 12 to prepare for the first eclipse of the summer 2014 season: one to activate SCS 29, one to dump and clear the EPS glitch counters, and one to set the short eclipse flag to "true". Chandra passed through the first and second eclipses of the season on Jul 13 and 16 respectively, with nominal power and thermal performance. A real-time procedure was executed on Jul 14 to set the short eclipse flag to "false" in preparation for the medium-length eclipses expected for the remainder of the season.

Of note this week was the announcement on Jul 17 of the Cycle 16 Peer Review recommended programs. For details see: http://cxc.harvard.edu/target_lists/cycle16/index.html

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below:



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Radiation Belts Jul 21 PSRJ0821-4300 ACIS-S 30Doradus ACIS-I M31BHXNe ACIS-I Jul 22 CXOUJ122518.6+14454 ACIS-S GX3+1 ACIS-S HETG SDSSJ165430.72+1946 ACIS-S Jul 23 Radiation Belts CIHyi ACIS-S Jul 24 US16113134-1838259 ACIS-S RXJ1416.4+2315Offse ACIS-I 30Doradus ACIS-I TheMouse ACIS-I Jul 25 1RXSJ182339.2-34541 ACIS-S PSRJ1755-2725 ACIS-S US16124051-1859282 ACIS-S AbellS0295 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Jul 26 IGRJ17062-6143 ACIS-S HETG

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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