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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #282: XMM-NEWTON NEWS #168
XMM-NEWTON NEWS #168 --- 4-Dec-2014
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- XMM-Newton Science Archive (XSA) v8.3 release
and XSA v7.2 discontinued
- Anticipated timeline for next XMM-Newton Announcement of
XMM-Newton Science Archive (XSA) v8.3 release
and XSA v7.2 discontinued
A new version of the XMM-Newton Science Archive (XSA v8.3) is
Search by "File" is now possible for up to 1000 names or positions (in
previous XSA versions this was limited to 400 entries). Also, the
Mosaic ODF sub-sets are now searchable by coordinates.
As announced in a previous issue of this Newsletter (#151), the old
XSA v7.2 java interface and associated AIO client files, which do not
provide access to the updated EPIC, Slew Survey and OM catalogues, to
the full reprocessed pipeline products or to the data ingested after
July 2013, will be discontinued in January 2015.
Anticipated timeline for next XMM-Newton Announcement of Opportunity: AO-15
The planned key milestones for the fifteenth XMM-Newton "Announcement
of Opportunity" have been established. Within this AO-15 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 25 August 2015
Due date for Proposals ................... Friday 9 October 2015 (12:00 UT)
Final OTAC approved programme ............ mid December 2015
For approved proposals only:
Start of phase II proposal submission .... Tuesday 12 January 2016
Closure of phase II proposal submission .. Friday 5 February 2016
Start of AO-15 observations .............. May 2016
The official "Announcement of Opportunity" will be made public in the
XMM-Newton News and on the XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre Home
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