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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 25 August 2017 9.00am EDT

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to incorporate an observation of GRB170817A, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Aug 20. Loads for the replanned schedule will be uplinked on Aug 25. A scheduled observation of J1342+0928 was impacted by the replan and will be will be rescheduled in a future week.

Of note this week was the release on Aug 18 of CALDB 4.7.6. This update includes ACIS time-dependent gain corrections for the period Feb 2017 through Jul 2017 and an update to the ACIS background. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of PSR J1622-4950, which is a follow-up to a Target of Opportunity which was accepted on May 3 and is coordinated with NuSTAR, an observation of GRB170817A, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Aug 23, and an observation of NGC 1313 X-1 coordinated with NuSTAR.

        NGC1313X-1             ACIS-S/HETG  Aug 28
        SPT-CLJ2344-4242       ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts
        PSRJ2032+4127          ACIS-S       Aug 29
        SPT-CLJ2344-4242       ACIS-I
        J1203-3821             ACIS-S       Aug 30
        NovaLup2016            HRC-S /LETG
        SDSSJ111138.66+57503   ACIS-S       Aug 31
        Radiation Belts
        SPT-CLJ2344-4242       ACIS-I
        NGC7052                ACIS-S       Sep  1
        GRB170817A             ACIS-S       Sep  2
        Radiation Belts                     Sep  3
        PSRJ1622-4950          ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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