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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 2 February 2018 9.00am EST

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Jan 31 to perform a full-frame dark current readout of the Aspect Camera Assembly CCD during a standard one-hour comm pass. This was a demonstration of a new operational concept to obtain dark current data more frequently than the current cadence of four times per year. A second real-time procedure was executed on Jan 31 to swap the prime solid-state recorder (SSR) from the B-side to the A-side. This swap concludes a six-month interval of health and trending data collection on SSR-B.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of Swift J164449.3+573451 coordinated with the VLA, and observations of NGC 300 ULX-1, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Jan 26.

SDSSJ105310.82+5016 ACIS-S Feb 5 PG1116+215 HRC-S /LETG SwiftJ164449.3+5734 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Feb 6 NuSTARJ151253-8124.3 ACIS-S J1254+2104 ACIS-S PG1116+215 HRC-S /LETG SwiftJ164449.3+5734 ACIS-S Feb 7 PG1116+215 HRC-S /LETG SDSSJ140025.40+3149 ACIS-S E0102-72 ACIS-S NGC300ULX-1 ACIS-S Feb 8 PSRJ1809-1917 ACIS-I Radiation Belts NGC2243 ACIS-S Feb 9 NVSSJ162830+115403 ACIS-S PG1116+215 HRC-S /LETG PSRJ1809-1917 ACIS-I PG1116+215 HRC-S /LETG Feb 10 PSRJ1809-1917 ACIS-I PG1116+215 HRC-S /LETG SDSSJ154824.01+3335 ACIS-S Feb 11 Radiation Belts NGC300ULX-1 ACIS-S NGC2243 ACIS-S SwiftJ164449.3+5734 ACIS-S PSRJ1809-1917 ACIS-I Feb 12 PG1116+215 HRC-S /LETG


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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