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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #279: XMM-NEWTON NEWS #166
XMM-NEWTON NEWS #166 --- 14-Oct-2014
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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
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
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