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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 9 February 2018 9.00am EST

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Feb 7 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

There was a press release issued on Feb 8 describing the AstrOlympics project. AstrOlympics provides brief explanations of the physical concepts and then compares examples from common every day experiences, Olympic events, and discoveries from space made with Chandra and other observatories. For example, the rotation section compares the spin of an ice skater to that of a washing machine to the rotating of a spinning dead star. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of NGC 1313 X-1 coordinated with NuSTAR, and an observation of GRB171205A which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Jan 18.

LEDA87445 ACIS-I Feb 12 RCW89 ACIS-S LEDA87445 ACIS-I Feb 13 E0102-72 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Feb 14 GRB171205A ACIS-S LEDA87445 ACIS-I NGC1313X-1 ACIS-S/HETG LEDA87445 ACIS-I Feb 15 QJ0158-4325 ACIS-S PROCYON HRC-I ClGJ114043+102443 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Feb 16 CDWFS ACIS-I ClGJ114043+102443 ACIS-I Feb 17 M82N2 ACIS-I CDWFS ACIS-I 3FGLJ1906.6+0720 ACIS-I SDSSJ1152+0930 ACIS-I CDWFS ACIS-I Feb 18 PSRJ1210-6550 ACIS-S LEDA87445 ACIS-I Radiation Belts


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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