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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 8 July 2005 9.00am EDT

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

Preparations were completed this week for the 2005 summer eclipse season consisting of 5 medium eclipses starting on July 13.

A Chandra image release was issued on 7 July describing observations of the comet Tempel 1 performed on 30 June. For details see http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2005/dimpact/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes a continuation of the series of observations of the comet Tempel. The observations are coordinated with observations by Spitzer, XMM, GALEX and CHIPS. Also in the week is an observation of M81 coordinated with the VLA.

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Radiation Belts Jul 10 9P/Tempel 1 (4 obs) ACIS-S X1908+375 ACIS-S/HETG Jul 11 SNR1987A ACIS-S HZ43 HRC-I/LETG Jul 12 M81 ACIS-S/HETG X1724-307 ACIS-I Radiation Belts 9P/Tempel 1 (4 obs) ACIS-S Jul 13 M81 ACIS-S/HETG RX J1308.8+2127 ACIS-S Jul 14 Radiation Belts Jul 15 SNR1987A ACIS-S Jul 16 1H 1715-321 ACIS-S NGC 6231 ACIS-I X1724-307 ACIS-I Jul 17 W3 North ACIS-I

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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