INTEGRAL Proposals and AO-News
The latest INTEGRAL AO news from ESA can be found at the
INTEGRAL Science Operation Center (ISOC)
20 February 2017
The ESA Director of Science and Robotic Exploration (Prof. Alvaro Giménez Cañete) has
released the 15th Announcement of
Opportunity for observing proposals with INTEGRAL.
The deadline for proposal submission is March 31, 2017.
In this AO, ESA provides the opportunity to propose for coordinated observations with XMM-Newton,
NASA's NuSTAR telescope and/or NASA's Swift satellite with a total of 300 ks, 100 ks and
150 ks, respectively, of their available time. Note that through an agreement with ESA,
the Fermi project of NASA offers the possibility to obtain observing time with INTEGRAL
through a single proposal to NASA via the Fermi AO.
Additional information can be found on the
ESA INTEGRAL website.
| Release of AO-15: call for observing time
proposals: || || February 20,
| Deadline for submission of observing time
proposals: || || March 31, 2017 (14:00
| Meeting of the Time Allocation Committee:
|| || May 15-17, 2017 |
| Start of AO-15 cycle of observations: ||
|| January 1, 2018|
AO-14 Observations Underway
11 January 2017
The AO-14 cycle of observations started on January 1st and will last
12 months, see the INTEGRAL target
lists and sky maps for details as well as the long-term
AO-14 Observations Approved
28 June 2016 The
INTEGRAL AO-14 General Programme, as recommended by the Time
Allocation Committee (TAC) and approved by ESA's Director of Science
and Robotic Exploration (Prof. Alvaro Gimenez), has been released and
the observers have been informed.
Change in Russian Federation data rights
13 January 2016 Last year, the Russian Advisory Committee
(RAC) for INTEGRAL agreed with proposed changes to the data rights
policy with regard to Russian Federation proposals in AO-13. Data or
science rights to the targets or science in the field of view (FOV) of
the instruments proposed by the PIs from the Russian Federation and
accepted by the TAC will be allocated to these PIs with the usual
1-year proprietary period. However, the rest of the field will be made
public to the community at-large through the consolidated data
programme, i.e., having a policy similar to that for non-Russian
Federation proposals. Russian PIs still have exceptional access to the
near-real time data of their observations. This policy change is in
effect from January 1. Note that the guaranteed return to the Russian
science community from the open time programme stays 25%.
schedules and lists
of approved targets for AO-1 to AO-12 are
available from ESA's INTEGRAL web site. The AO-1 through AO-12 observing
targets are also listed in the INTEGRAL Observing Program Catalog (INTEGRALAO)
in the HEASARC INTEGRAL archive. It is searchable using either Browse or Xamin.
Tables of NASA funded investigators
Archival/Theoretical Guest Investigations for AO-3.
Proposal preparation tools, and instructions for responding to AOs are available
through the INTEGRAL Science
Operation Center (ISOC).
Last updated:Tuesday, 21-Feb-2017 12:37:36 EST .