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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 3 March 2017 9.00am EST

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Mar 1 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra press release was issued on Feb 24 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the discovery of Supernova 1987A. New images, time-lapse movies, and a data-based animation allow astronomers and the public to explore SN 1987A in new and exciting ways. These combine data from Chandra, HST, and ALMA, and include recent observations that show the supernova shock wave is moving beyond the dense ring of gas produced late in the life of the pre-supernova star. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below.

        Comacluster            ACIS-I       Mar  6
        Abell1914              ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Mar  7
        spog1070               ACIS-S
        Abell1914              ACIS-I
        W0831+0140             ACIS-S
        Comacluster            ACIS-I       Mar  8
        4C63.20                ACIS-S
        J1012-3124             ACIS-S
        Comacluster            ACIS-I
        Abell1914              ACIS-I       Mar  9
        Radiation Belts                     Mar 10
        Comacluster            ACIS-I
        Mkn876                 ACIS-S/HETG
        Comacluster            ACIS-I
        J094401.86-003832.1    ACIS-S       Mar 11
        spog1147               ACIS-S
        Mkn876                 ACIS-S/HETG
        Comacluster            ACIS-I
        Abell1914              ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Mar 12
        Comacluster            ACIS-I
        Off-field1             ACIS-I       Mar 13
        4C63.20                ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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