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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 6 July 2018 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Jul 4 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

Chandra passed through the sixth and seventh (and final) eclipses of the season on Jul 1 and Jul 4 respectively, with nominal power and thermal performance. Real-time procedures were executed on Jul 4 to disable SCS-29 and to dump and clear the EPS glitch counters as post-eclipse season actions.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of Jupiter coordinated with Juno, and an observation of MXB 1659-298, which is a follow-up to a Target of Opportunity accepted on Mar 17, 2017.

        Radiation Belts
        BootesextendedCy18     ACIS-I
        PSRJ1048+2339          ACIS-S
        vB8                    HRC-S        Jul 10
        4U1907+09              ACIS-S/HETG
        Abell2146              ACIS-I
        4U1907+09              ACIS-S/HETG  Jul 11
        Radiation Belts                     Jul 12
        4U1907+09              ACIS-S/HETG
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/HETG
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG
        MKN421                 HRC-S /LETG  Jul 13
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG
        MKN421                 HRC-S /LETG
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG
        MKN421                 HRC-S /LETG
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/HETG
        4U1907+09              ACIS-S/HETG
        Radiation Belts                     Jul 14
        CDWFS                  ACIS-I
        MXB1659-298            ACIS-S       Jul 15
        VHSJ2141-4816          ACIS-S
        IGRJ18017-3542         ACIS-I
        Jupiter                HRC-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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