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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #294: XMM-NEWTON NEWS #177
XMM-NEWTON NEWS #177 --- 13-Oct-2015
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- XMM-Newton AO-15 closure
XMM-Newton AO-15 closure
The XMM-Newton fifteenth Announcement of Opportunity (AO-15) closed on
the 9th of October 2015.
In total, 431 valid proposals were submitted, requesting 81 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 5.6.
A total of 47 proposals for Large Programmes were received.
Triggered/ToO observations were requested in 58 proposals. For the
joint programmes, 77 proposals were submitted: 22 requested time for
the XMM-HST programme, 10 for the XMM-SWIFT programme, 6 for the
XMM-VLT programme, 5 for the XMM-Chandra programme and 43 for the
SOC received proposals from 328 different principal investigators from
31 countries, mostly ESA member and associated states, the United
States and Japan. The number of countries involved increases to 42 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 fifteenth Announcement
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