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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 3 June 2005 9.00am EDT

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

Chandra press releases were issued on May 25 and 30. The first describes a study that has revealed that Saturn acts as a diffuse mirror for solar X-rays. The second describes observations that describe evidence that two white dwarf stars are orbiting each other and are destined to merge. The data indicate that gravitational waves are carrying energy away from the star system at a prodigious rate - making it a prime candidate for future missions designed to directly detect these subtle ripples in space-time. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes and observation of the the Target of Opportunity RXJ1856.5-3754.

Radiation Belts Jun 5 M81 ACIS-S Jun 6 EI UMa ACIS-I XTE J1747-274 HRC-I Abell 3667 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Jun 8 M81 ACIS-S Jun 9 9 Sgr ACIS-S/HETG RXJ1856.5-3754 HRC-I Abell 3667 ACIS-I Jun 10 Radiation Belts Jun 11 M81 ACIS-S Abell 3667 ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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