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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 11 August 2017 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Aug 8 to re-initialize the flight software Thruster Command Processing subfunction in order to prevent the occurrence of an overflow condition.

A Chandra image release was issued on Aug 10 describing observations of the IC 10 starburst galaxy. Starburst galaxies like IC 10 are excellent places to search for X-ray binaries because they are churning out stars rapidly. By analyzing Chandra observations of IC 10 spanning a decade, astronomers found over a dozen black holes and neutron stars feeding off gas from young, massive stellar companions. For details see:

Of note this week was the "From Chandra to Lynx: Taking the Sharpest X-ray Vision Fainter and Farther" science workshop held in Cambridge MA, Aug 8-10.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of PS17dhz, which was accepted as Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Jul 31.

        SPT-CLJ2301-5546       ACIS-I       Aug 13
        G348.92                ACIS-I       Aug 14
        PSRJ0821-4300          ACIS-S
        Abell2597              ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Aug 15
        Abell2597              ACIS-S
        SPT-CLJ2343-5024       ACIS-I       Aug 16
        PS17dhz                ACIS-S
        CDWFS                  ACIS-I
        CDWFS                  ACIS-I
        CDWFS                  ACIS-I       Aug 17
        NGC2273                ACIS-S
        Abell2597              ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Aug 18
        CDWFS                  ACIS-I
        CDWFS                  ACIS-I
        UGC3828                ACIS-S
        Abell2597              ACIS-S       Aug 19
        ACT-CLJ0008.2+0201     ACIS-I
        SPT-CLJ2355-5156       ACIS-I
        SPT-CLJ2325-5116       ACIS-I
        CDWFS                  ACIS-I       Aug 20
        Radiation Belts


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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