INTEGRAL Proposals and AO-News
The latest INTEGRAL AO news from ESA can be found at the
INTEGRAL Science Operation Center (ISOC)
Change in Russian Federation data rights
13 January 2016 Last year, the Russian Advisory Committee
(RAC) for INTEGRAL agreed with proposed changes to the data rights
policy with regard to Russian Federation proposals in AO-13. Data or
science rights to the targets or science in the field of view (FOV) of
the instruments proposed by the PIs from the Russian Federation and
accepted by the TAC will be allocated to these PIs with the usual
1-year proprietary period. However, the rest of the field will be made
public to the community at-large through the consolidated data
programme, i.e., having a policy similar to that for non-Russian
Federation proposals. Russian PIs still have exceptional access to the
near-real time data of their observations. This policy change is in
effect from January 1. Note that the guaranteed return to the Russian
science community from the open time programme stays 25%.
AO-13 observations and preparations for AO-14 started
13 January 2016 The AO-13 cycle of observations started on
January 1st and will last 12 months, see the INTEGRAL target
lists and sky maps for details as well as the Long-Term
ISOC is preparing the next call for proposals
requesting INTEGRAL observing time. The AO-14 release will be on
February 29, with a deadline on April 8, 2016. The AO-14 cycle of
observations is foreseen to begin on January 1, 2017 and has the usual
duration of 12 months.
| Release of AO-14: call for observing time
proposals: || || February 29,
| Deadline for submission of observing time
proposals: || || April 8, 2016 (14:00
| Meeting of the Time Allocation Committee:
|| || May 17-19, 2016 |
| Start of AO-14 cycle of observations: ||
|| January 1, 2017|
INTEGRAL AO-13 General Programme, as recommended by the Time
Allocation Committee (TAC) and approved by ESA's Director of Science
and Robotic Exploration (Prof. Alvaro Gimenez), was released and the
observers were informed.
schedules and lists
of approved targets for AO-1 to AO-12 are
available from ESA's INTEGRAL web site. The AO-1 through AO-12 observing
targets are also listed in the INTEGRAL Observing Program Catalog (INTEGRALAO)
in the HEASARC INTEGRAL archive. It is searchable using either Browse or Xamin.
Tables of NASA funded investigators
Archival/Theoretical Guest Investigations for AO-3.
Proposal preparation tools, and instructions for responding to AOs are available
through the INTEGRAL Science
Operation Center (ISOC).
Last updated:Wednesday, 13-Jan-2016 17:29:15 EST .