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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 5 February 2016 9.00am EST

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Jan 31 to swap the prime solid-state recorder (SSR) from the B-side to the A-side. This swap concludes a six-month interval of health and trending data collection on SSR-B. A second real-time procedure was executed on Feb 2 to re-initialize the flight software Thruster Command Processing subfunction in order to prevent the occurrence of an overflow condition. A third real-time procedure was executed on Feb 4 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra image release was issued on Feb 2 describing observations of the galaxy Pictor A. A giant jet spanning continuously for over 300,000 light years is seen blasting out of the galaxy Pictor A. In addition to the main jet, there is evidence for a jet moving in the opposite direction. Chandra observations at various times over a 15-year period provide new details of this impressive system. For detals see:

The schedule of targets for the next two weeks is shown below and includes an observation of ASASSN-15lh, which is a follow-up Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity accepted on Oct 19, observations of SgrA* coordinated with NuSTAR, and observations of SDSS J1145+0322, SDSS J1228+3414, SDSS J1012+3244, SDSS J1245+0156, SDSS J1223+1241, and SDSS J1638+1151 coordinated with ground-based observatories.

3CR220.2 ACIS-S Feb 8 SDSSJ1012+3244 ACIS-S SDSSJ1223+1241 ACIS-S ESO500-34 ACIS-S MCG-2-28-039 ACIS-S PSZ2G282.28+49.94 ACIS-I Feb 9 SDSSJ1145+0322 ACIS-S RXCJ121510.9+073205 ACIS-I RMJ123416.1+151508. ACIS-I RXCJ1053.7+5452WES ACIS-I Radiation Belts Feb 10 2XMMJ123103.2+11064 ACIS-S RMJ113613.0+400235. ACIS-I 1642+690 ACIS-S NGC4051 ACIS-S/HETG Feb 11 Radiation Belts Feb 12 NGC3782 ACIS-S GRB130427A ACIS-S SDSSJ1221+1738 ACIS-S Feb 13 SDSSJ123142.17+3816 ACIS-S SgrA* ACIS-S W42 ACIS-I GRB130427A ACIS-S Feb 14 SgrA* ACIS-S Radiation Belts Feb 15 SPT-CLJ0640-5113 ACIS-I SDSSJ1228+3414 ACIS-S GRB130427A ACIS-S NGC4051 ACIS-S/HETG Feb 16 SDSSJ1638+1151 ACIS-S Feb 17 GRB130427A ACIS-S Radiation Belts Feb 18 SPT-CLJ0640-5113 ACIS-I 1642+690 ACIS-S NGC4051 ACIS-S/HETG 1642+690 ACIS-S Feb 19 Radiation Belts Feb 20 SPT-CLJ0607-4448 ACIS-I ASASSN-15lh ACIS-S SDSSJ1245+0156 ACIS-S Feb 21 NGC4051 ACIS-S/HETG ESO575-IG016NED02 ACIS-S Feb 22 SPT-CLJ0607-4448 ACIS-I Radiation Belts


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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