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Suzaku Cycle 5 Closed

November 23, 2008


Suzaku Cycle 5 (Stage 1) is now closed.

According to our counts (subject to on-going verification), we have received 88 valid submissions to NASA requesting 19.8 Msec of observations. Of these, five were multi-year Key Project proposals. The remaining single-year (Long Program and Regular) proposals represent an oversubscription of 3.45 for the non-Key Project time available to the US community.

The oversubscription factor for non-Key Project time is lower than in AO-4 (4.6), primarily because more projects were submitted as Key Project proposals. With 9 additional proposals requesting more than 300 ksec of time ("Long Program" proposals), the US observing programm for Suzaku will emphasize large projects more than other X-ray observatories.

Following the US review and the international merging meeting, we anticipate the accepted target list will be published during March, 2010.

If you are a US-based researcher who is interested in participating in the US peer review of Suzaku observing proposals, please contact us using the feedback form link below.


If you have any questions concerning Suzaku, visit the Feedback form.

This file was last modified on Monday, 23-Nov-2009 20:44:30 EST

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