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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 11 August 2017 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Aug 8 to re-initialize the flight software Thruster Command Processing subfunction in order to prevent the occurrence of an overflow condition.

A Chandra image release was issued on Aug 10 describing observations of the IC 10 starburst galaxy. Starburst galaxies like IC 10 are excellent places to search for X-ray binaries because they are churning out stars rapidly. By analyzing Chandra observations of IC 10 spanning a decade, astronomers found over a dozen black holes and neutron stars feeding off gas from young, massive stellar companions. For details see: http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2017/ic10/

Of note this week was the "From Chandra to Lynx: Taking the Sharpest X-ray Vision Fainter and Farther" science workshop held in Cambridge MA, Aug 8-10.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of PS17dhz, which was accepted as Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Jul 31.



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SPT-CLJ2301-5546 ACIS-I Aug 13 G348.92 ACIS-I Aug 14 PSRJ0821-4300 ACIS-S Abell2597 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Aug 15 Abell2597 ACIS-S SPT-CLJ2343-5024 ACIS-I Aug 16 PS17dhz ACIS-S CDWFS ACIS-I CDWFS ACIS-I CDWFS ACIS-I Aug 17 NGC2273 ACIS-S Abell2597 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Aug 18 CDWFS ACIS-I CDWFS ACIS-I UGC3828 ACIS-S Abell2597 ACIS-S Aug 19 ACT-CLJ0008.2+0201 ACIS-I SPT-CLJ2355-5156 ACIS-I SPT-CLJ2325-5116 ACIS-I CDWFS ACIS-I Aug 20 Radiation Belts

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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