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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #263: XMM-NEWTON NEWS #156
XMM-NEWTON NEWS #156 --- 14-Oct-2013
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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
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
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