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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #310: XMM-NEWTON NEWS #188


             XMM-NEWTON NEWS #188    ---    10-Oct-2016


            XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre at
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 - XMM-Newton AO-16 closure

XMM-Newton AO-16 closure

The XMM-Newton  sixteenth Announcement of Opportunity  (AO-16) closed on
the 7th of October 2016.

In  total, 442  valid  proposals  were submitted,  requesting  91 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 6.3.

A   total  of  67   proposals  for   Large  Programmes   were  received.
Triggered/ToO  observations were  requested  in 53  proposals.  For  the
joint programmes, 82 proposals were submitted: 18 requested time for the
XMM-HST programme,  12 for  the XMM-SWIFT programme,  6 for  the XMM-VLT
programme, 14  for the XMM-Chandra  programme and 44 for  the XMM-NuSTAR

SOC received  proposals from 333 different  principal investigators from
32 countries, mostly ESA member and associated states, the United States
and  Japan.   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  sixteenth  Announcement  of

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XMM-Newton SOC

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