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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 1 May 2020 9.00am EDT

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to incorporate an observation of SGR 1935+2154, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Apr 28. Time from scheduled observations of H1821+643 and Spiderweb were impacted by the replan and will be rescheduled in a future week.

Real-time procedures were executed during each ground contact to reset the DSN Outage Dead Man Load.

A Chandra press release was issued on Apr 29 describing a new app to allow anyone to virtually "meet" women who have blazed trails in space and related science fields. This has been released through a collaboration between the Smithsonian and NASA. This augmented reality (AR) app allows users to explore the universe and unlock the often-overlooked stories of women and their contributions to space exploration and science. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of Liller 1, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Apr 20 and an observation of PKS 1413+135, which is a follow-up to a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity which was accepted on Oct 18.

        PKS1413+135            ACIS-S       May  3
        Liller1                ACIS-S       May  4
        CassiopeiaA            ACIS-S/HETG
        Liller1                ACIS-S
        CassiopeiaA            ACIS-S/HETG  May  5
        Radiation Belts                     May  6
        RXJ1712.6-2414         ACIS-S/HETG
        KIC11606854            ACIS-S
        RXJ1712.6-2414         ACIS-S/HETG
        CassiopeiaA            ACIS-S/HETG  May  7
        SDSSJ143029.88+1339    ACIS-S
        CassiopeiaA            ACIS-S/HETG
        Radiation Belts                     May  8
        H1821+643              ACIS-S
        SDSSJ143029.88+1339    ACIS-S       May  9
        IC342Center            ACIS-I
        J142615.1+100213.5     ACIS-S
        H1821+643              ACIS-S       May 10
        J135248.3+111410.4     ACIS-S
        J130505.1+071552.0     ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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