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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #263: XMM-NEWTON NEWS #156


             XMM-NEWTON NEWS #156    ---    14-Oct-2013


            XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre at
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 - XMM-Newton AO-13 closure

XMM-Newton AO-13 closure

The XMM-Newton  thirteenth Announcement of  Opportunity (AO-13) closed
on the 11th of October 2013.

In total,  452 valid  proposals were submitted,  requesting 77.7 Ms of
science time. This Announcement of  Opportunity covers a period of one
year, with 14.5 Ms of observing time  available  for distribution. The
over-subscription factor is 5.4.

A  total  of  56  proposals  for   Large  Programmes  were   received.
Triggered/ToO observations  were requested  in 51 proposals.   For the
joint programmes, 102 proposals were  submitted: 18 requested time for
the  XMM-HST programme,  15  for  the XMM-SWIFT  programme, 8  for the
XMM-VLT programme, 6 for the XMM-Chandra programme, and 62 for the new
XMM-NuSTAR programme.

SOC received proposals from 351 different principal investigators from
28 countries, mostly ESA member states, the  United States, China  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 1500 individual  scientists
were  involved  in the response  to  the  thirteenth  Announcement  of

Yours sincerely,

XMM-Newton SOC

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