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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 27 May 2022 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on May 25 to update PCAD Commandable Parameters to increase the automatic momentum unloading threshold in preparation for the upcoming low perigee in 2023.

Of note this week was the Chandra Quarterly Review conducted on May 26.

Also of note this week was the release of the Sherpa 4.14.1 package for Python. This release includes various documentation updates, bug fixes, and infrastructure changes. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of Swift J095520.7+690400.9, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on May 11.

        H1413+117              ACIS-S       May 30
        4U0114+65              ACIS-S/HETG
        GDH3 (4 obs)           ACIS-I       May 31
        ASASSN-14ko            ACIS-S
        GDH3                   ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Jun  1
        ASASSN-14ko            ACIS-S
        B1152+199              ACIS-S
        HD113904               ACIS-S/HETG
        GDH14                  ACIS-I       Jun  2
        GDH14                  ACIS-I
        2RXSJ004701.0+11582    ACIS-S
        GDH14                  ACIS-I
        GDH14                  ACIS-I
        GDH14                  ACIS-I
        GDHIdp42               ACIS-I
        CentaurusA             ACIS-S/HETG
        HD113904               ACIS-S/HETG  Jun  3
        Radiation Belts
        GDHIdp49 (6 obs)       ACIS-I       Jun  4
        SDSSJ012403.77+00443   ACIS-S
        SwiftJ095520.7+6904    ACIS-S
        PSZ2G101.52-29.98      ACIS-I
        GX3+1                  ACIS-S/HETG
        GDHIdp56               ACIS-I
        SDSSJ005737.71+14425   ACIS-S
        GDHIdp42               ACIS-I       Jun  5
        GX3+1                  ACIS-S/HETG
        SDSSJ010209.82+13315   ACIS-S
        GDHIdp56 (5 obs)       ACIS-I       Jun  6
        Radiation Belts


All spacecraft subsystems except HRC continued to support nominal operations.

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