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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 22 July 2016 9.00am EDT

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

Chandra passed through the eighth and ninth eclipses of the season on Jul 17 and 20 respectively, with nominal power and thermal performance. A real-time procedure was executed on Jul 20 to set the short eclipse flag to "true" in preparation for the last eclipse of the season.

Of note this week was the announcement on Jul 18 of the Cycle 18 Peer Review recommended programs. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below an includes an observation of FO Aquarii, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Jul 14, an observation of MAXI J0556-332, which is a follow-up to a Target of Opportunity accepted on May 3, and an observation of M82 offset 1 coordinated with NuSTAR.

Radiation Belts Jul 25 GC-GBinterface (3 obs) ACIS-I CygnusA-WHotspot ACIS-I GC-GBinterface ACIS-I Jul 26 FOAqr ACIS-S Capella ACIS-S/HETG Capella ACIS-S/LETG Capella HRC-S/LETG Capella ACIS-S/LETG Capella HRC-S/LETG Jul 27 Capella ACIS-S/HETG MAXIJ0556-332 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Jul 28 W43-Main ACIS-I M82offset1 ACIS-I Jul 29 W43-Main ACIS-I A1918 ACIS-I Jul 30 Radiation Belts GC-GBinterface(11 obs) ACIS-I Jul 31 W43-Main ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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