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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #268: XMM-NEWTON NEWS #159


             XMM-NEWTON NEWS #159    ---    20-Jan-2014


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- Anticipated timeline for next XMM-Newton Announcement of
  Opportunity: AO-14

- Data Analysis Threads for SAS v13.5

Anticipated timeline for next XMM-Newton Announcement of Opportunity: AO-14

The planned key milestones for the fourteenth XMM-Newton "Announcement
of Opportunity" have been established. Within this AO-14 a new call to
submit proposals for observations to be performed with the XMM-Newton
observatory will be issued.

To be prepared for this, please find below the anticipated timeline:

Announcement of Opportunity .............. Tuesday 26 August 2014
Due date for proposals ................... Friday 10 October 2014
(12:00 UT)
Final OTAC approved programme ............ mid December 2014

For approved proposals only:

Start of phase II proposal submission .... Tuesday 13 January 2015
Closure of phase II proposal submission .. Friday 6 February 2015
Start of AO-14 observations .............. May 2015

The official "Announcement of Opportunity"  will be made public in the
XMM-Newton News  and on the XMM-Newton Science  Operations Centre home

Data Analysis Threads for SAS v13.5

SAS threads  are guiding tools  for astronomers to reduce and analyse
XMM-Newton data. They  cover from the basic system  set-up to the most
complex topics.

SAS analysis threads  have been revised to reflect  the latest changes
implemented in SAS v13.5.

The new version of the threads can be found at:


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