ROSSI X-RAY TIMING EXPLORER GUEST OBSERVER PROGRAM
Release Date: June 18, 2001
Office of Space Science
This Announcement solicits observing proposals for participation in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) program to acquire and analyze scientific data from the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE). The primary goal of the RXTE mission is to investigate the nature and physics of compact astrophysical objects as revealed through temporal variations in their high energy emission on time scales from microseconds to years. This Announcement is the sixth for RXTE Guest Observations, and solicits proposals for observations to be carried out beginning on or around March 1, 2002. Cycle 7 is expected to last approximately 12 months.
Participation in the RXTE program is open to all categories of organizations, both domestic and foreign, including educational institutions, NASA Centers, profit and not-for-profit organizations, and other Government agencies. Observing proposals will be evaluated by scientific peer review panels with the goal of announcing the selected investigations in early 2002. Investigators whose observing proposals are chosen will receive the data which results from their proposal in a form suitable for analysis. Twelve months later, the data will be placed in a public data archive for other interested investigators.
Potential proposers should note that this Announcement is only for the selection of observing time on RXTE; no funds are available for support of selected proposals. Budgets are not to be submitted in response to this solicitation. Observers with proposals accepted through this Announcement, as well as researchers using public archival RXTE pointed data or ASM data involving no new observations, may submit funding proposals to the NASA Astrophysics Data Program (ADP). Foreign proposals accepted under this Announcement will be implemented on the customary no exchange of funds basis in which NASA and the sponsoring foreign agency will each bear the cost of discharging their respective responsibilities.
Further details relevant to this program are included in the Appendices to this Announcement. A new feature of this year's Announcement is the transition to a fully electronic proposal submission process.
This Announcement, its Appendices and supporting technical documents may be downloaded directly via the World Wide Web, or they may be obtained via anonymous FTP at the addresses given below. Individuals not having access to the Internet may request paper copies of this Announcement and reference documents at the addresses given below.
IDENTIFIER: AN 01-OSS-01 PROPOSAL DUE DATE: September 17, 2001 NUMBER REQUIRED: No hard copies should be submitted. Proposal forms and scientific justifications should be submitted electronically. DIRECT TECHNICAL Dr. Alan Smale QUESTIONS TO: RXTE Guest Observer Program Code 662 Building 2, Room W20C Goddard Space Flight Center National Aeronautics and Space Administration Greenbelt, MD 20771-0001 USA TEL: 301-286-7063, FAX: 301-286-0708 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org OBTAIN ADDITIONAL Dr. Louis J. Kaluzienski PROGRAMMATIC Research Program Management Division INFORMATION FROM: Code SR Office of Space Science National Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington, DC 20546-0001 USA TEL: 202-358-0365, FAX: 202-358-3097 E-mail: email@example.com REQUEST PRINTED RXTE Guest Observer Facility APPENDICES AND Code 662 TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION Goddard Space Flight Center FROM: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Greenbelt, MD 20771-0001 USA TEL: 301-286-7063, FAX: 301-286-0708 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Your interest and cooperation in participating in the RXTE Guest Observer Program are appreciated.
Alan N. Bunner
Appendix B: (not required for this Announcement.)