INTEGRAL Proposals and AO-News
The latest INTEGRAL AO news from ESA can be found at the
INTEGRAL Science Operation Center (ISOC)
Preparations for AO-16
19 January 2018
ISOC is preparing the next call for proposals requesting INTEGRAL
observing time. The AO-16 release will take place on 5 March, with a
deadline on 13 April 2018. The AO-16 cycle of observations is foreseen
to begin on 1 January 2019 and has the usual duration of 12 months.
| Release of AO-16: call for observing time
proposals: || || March 5,
| Deadline for submission of observing time
proposals: || || April 13, 2018 (14:00
| Meeting of the Time Allocation Committee:
|| || May 29-31, 2018 |
| Start of AO-16 cycle of observations: ||
|| January 1, 2019|
AO-15 Observations Underway
19 January 2018
The AO-15 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-15 Observations Approved
8 June 2017
INTEGRAL AO-15 General Programme
, as recommended by the Time
Allocation Committee (TAC) and approved by ESA's Director of Science
(Prof. Alvaro Giménez), 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-13 are
available from ESA's INTEGRAL web site. The AO-1 through AO-13 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:Friday, 19-Jan-2018 14:08:07 EST .