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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 26 April 2024 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Apr 24 describing time-lapse movies of the Crab Nebula and Cassiopeia A supernova remnants. Each movie includes X-ray data collected by Chandra over about two decades. They show dramatic changes in the debris and radiation remaining after the explosion of two massive stars in our galaxy. For details, see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of TW Hya coordinated with HST and JWST.

        Radiation Belts                     Apr 29
        MCXCJ0928.6+3747       ACIS-I
        HE1338-1423            HRC-S /LETG
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG  Apr 30
        ACT-CLJ1407.0+1048     ACIS-S
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG
        ACT-CLJ1407.0+1048     ACIS-S
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG  May  1
        GW170817               ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     May  2
        E0102-72.3             ACIS-I
        PSRB1259-63            ACIS-I
        GW170817               ACIS-S
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG  May  3
        GW170817               ACIS-S
        1eRASSJ094838.5+332    ACIS-S
        GW170817               ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     May  4
        SDSSJ104241.10+2451    ACIS-S
        GW170817               ACIS-S
        1eRASSJ094445.0-314    ACIS-S       May  5
        LEDA3098303            ACIS-S
        ESO435-020             ACIS-S
        TWHya                  ACIS-S
        SDSSJ093514.71+0335    ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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