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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #203: XMM-NEWTON NEWS #114
_/ XMM-NEWTON NEWS #114 --- 11-Oct-2010 _/
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- XMM-Newton AO-10 closure
XMM-Newton AO-10 closure
The XMM-Newton tenth Announcement of Opportunity (AO-10) closed on the
8th of October 2010.
In total, 491 valid proposals were submitted, requesting 89450 ks of
science time. This Announcement of Opportunity covers a period of one
year, with 14500 ks of observing time available for distribution. The
over-subscription factor is 6.2.
A total of 67 proposals for "Large Programs" were received.
Triggered/ToO observations were requested in 33 proposals. For the
joint programs, 23 proposals were submitted: 12 for the XMM-Newton
Chandra program, and 11 for the XMM-Newton ESO (VLT and VLTI) program.
SOC received proposals from 373 different principal investigators from
24 countries, mostly ESA member states, the United States and Japan.
The number of countries involved increases to 37 if co-investigators
are taken into account as well. Considering principal investigators
and co-investigators, about 1400 individual scientists were involved
in the response to the tenth Announcement of Opportunity.
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