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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #314: XMM-NEWTON NEWS #191

             XMM-NEWTON NEWS #191    ---      2-Dec-2016

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- XMM-Newton AO-16 OTAC Results

- Anticipated timeline for next XMM-Newton
  Announcement of Opportunity: AO-17

XMM-Newton AO-16 OTAC Results

The list  of XMM-Newton proposals  accepted by the AO-16  Observing Time
Allocation Committee  (OTAC) and the associated  abstracts are available


The Principal Investigators of submitted proposals have been informed by
e-mail about  the results of  the OTAC evaluation. The  message contains
the details  about the second  phase proposal submission  for successful
observations,  which must  be done  via the  XMM-Newton  Remote Proposal
Submission System  (XRPS). The  XRPS will close  on the 3rd  of February
2017 at 13:00 UT.

AO-16 observations will start to be routinely performed in May 2017.

Anticipated timeline for next XMM-Newton Announcement of Opportunity: AO-17

The planned key milestones  for the seventeenth XMM-Newton "Announcement
of Opportunity" have  been established. Within this AO-17  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 22 August 2017
Due date for Proposals ................... Friday 6 October 2017 (12:00 UT)
Final OTAC approved programme ............ mid December 2017

For approved proposals only:

Start of Phase II proposal submission .... Tuesday 9 January 2018
Closure of Phase II proposal submission .. Friday 2 February 2018
Start of observations .................... May 2018

The official  "Announcement of Opportunity"  will be made public  in the
XMM-Newton  News and on  the XMM-Newton  Science Operations  Centre Home

Yours sincerely,

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