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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #203: XMM-NEWTON NEWS #114

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_/           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.

Yours sincerely,

XMM-Newton SOC

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