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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 27 March 2015 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra press release was issued on Mar 26 as a NASA press release describing a study of 72 colliding galaxy clusters that sets new limits on how dark matter interacts with itself. Dark matter is the mysterious substance that makes up most of the matter in the Universe. X-rays from Chandra and optical data from Hubble were used to help narrow down the possibilities of what dark matter can be. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of GRB 150314A, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Mar 19, and observations of the Pleiades coordinated with Kepler.

GRB150314A ACIS-S Mar 30 Pleiades ACIS-I Mrk1263 ACIS-S Mar 31 30Doradus ACIS-I Radiation Belts J144012.70+024743.5 ACIS-S Apr 1 Abell1795outskirts ACIS-I Mrk731 ACIS-S Apr 2 Pleiades ACIS-I Radiation Belts Apr 3 Abell1795outskirts ACIS-I Apr 4 NGC4382 ACIS-I 2MASXJ03534246+3714 ACIS-S Apr 5 ESO418-8 ACIS-S 30Doradus ACIS-I IRAS04124-0803 ACIS-S RCW38/IRS2 ACIS-S/HETG Radiation Belts Apr 6


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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