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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 14 April 2017 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Apr 11 to uplink a flight software patch that updates the Calibration of Fine Sun Sensor B. Additional real-time procedures were executed on April 12 and 13 to dump OBC-A and -B memory as a follow-up to the patch. The dump will be used to update the baseline memory images maintained on the ground.

Of note this week was the release on Apr 13 of Version 4.9.2 of the Contributed Scripts package for CIAO. The release includes several updates including chandra_repro, simulate_psf, and specextract Further details on the changes may be found at: ,a href="" target="_blank">

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of HD36673 which is coordinated with HST.

        NGC4424                ACIS-S       Apr 17
        A1795                  ACIS-I
        J1203-3821             ACIS-S
        SNR0509-68.7           ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Apr 18
        A1795                  ACIS-I
        A1795                  ACIS-S       Apr 19
        CygnusA-E Hotspot      ACIS-I
        W0831+0140             ACIS-S
        TWA29                  ACIS-S
        HD36673                HRC-I        Apr 20
        SDSSJ140331.29+46280   ACIS-S
        iPTF14aon              ACIS-S
        CygnusA-E Hotspot      ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Apr 21
        NGC4535                ACIS-S
        J1203-3821             ACIS-S
        NGC4606                ACIS-S
        CygnusA-E Hotspot      ACIS-I       Apr 22
        A1795                  ACIS-I
        CygnusA-E Hotspot      ACIS-I
        A1795                  ACIS-S       Apr 23
        TWA15AB                ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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