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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 8 June 2018 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Jun 6 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

Version 1.3.3 of CSCview has been released, greatly improving search query performance and fixing a problem when re-running a previously-saved query.

A Chandra press release was issued on June 6 describing a long-term monitoring study of the nearby Alpha Centauri system. Using Chandra X-ray Observatory observations taken every 6 months since 2005, astronomers have determined that any planets orbiting the two brightest stars in the Alpha Cen system are likely not being pummeled by large amounts of X-ray radiation from their host stars. This is encouraging news for the possibility of life on planets around our nearest stellar companions. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of SDSS J110731.23+1347, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on May 9 and is coordinated with MMT.

4U1608-522 ACIS-S/HETG Jun 11 XXL-S0128 ACIS-S 2MASXJ02051994-0233 ACIS-S 4U1916-053 ACIS-S/HETG Mrk1018 ACIS-S Jun 12 4U1916-053 ACIS-S/HETG Radiation Belts Jun 13 PS11jf ACIS-S 3FGLJ1616.8-5343 ACIS-S 4U1916-053 ACIS-S/HETG SDSSJ144852.02+3442 ACIS-S SDSSJ110731.23+1347 ACIS-S Jun 14 SDSSJ1621+0607 ACIS-I SDSSJ161839.65+1533 ACIS-S MKN421 ACIS-S/LETG Radiation Belts Jun 15 4U1916-053 ACIS-S/HETG VHSJ2100-5820 ACIS-S Jun 16 MKN421 ACIS-S/LETG J1655+1948 ACIS-S Jun 17 HD148937 ACIS-S MKN421 ACIS-S/LETG Radiation Belts


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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