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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #279: XMM-NEWTON NEWS #166


             XMM-NEWTON NEWS #166    ---    14-Oct-2014


            XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre at
             ESA's European Space Astronomy Centre,
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 - XMM-Newton AO-14 closure

XMM-Newton AO-14 closure

The XMM-Newton  fourteenth Announcement of  Opportunity (AO-14) closed
on the 10th of October 2014.

In  total, 431  valid proposals  were submitted,  requesting 82 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 5.7.

A  total   of  52  proposals  for  Large   Programmes  were received.
Triggered/ToO observations  were requested  in 59 proposals.   For the
joint programmes,  92 proposals were submitted: 13  requested time for
the  XMM-HST programme,  13 for  the  XMM-SWIFT programme,  6 for the
XMM-VLT  programme, 5  for the  XMM-Chandra programme  and 61  for the
XMM-NuSTAR programme.

SOC received proposals from 344 different principal investigators from
32 countries, mostly  ESA member states, the United  States, Japan and
China.   The number  of  countries  involved increases  to  40 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  fourteenth Announcement  of

Yours sincerely,

XMM-Newton SOC

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