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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #346: XMM-NEWTON NEWS #214


                 XMM-NEWTON NEWS #214     --- 8-Oct-2018


                XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre at
                ESA's European Space Astronomy Centre,
                Villanueva de la Canada,=C2=A0 Madrid, Spain


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- XMM-Newton AO-18 closure

XMM-Newton AO-18 closure

The XMM-Newton  Eighteenth Announcement of Opportunity (AO-18) closed
on the 5th of October 2018.

In  total, 442  valid proposals  were  received, requesting  93 Ms  of
science time.  This Announcement of Opportunity covers a period of one
year, with 12.0  Ms of observing time available  for distribution. The
over-subscription factor is 7.7.

A total of  61 proposals were received for  'Large Programmes', and 15
for 'Fulfil Programmes'.  Triggered/ToO observations were requested in
54 proposals.  For the joint programmes, 100 proposals were submitted:
57  request time  for the  XMM-NuSTAR  programme, 19  for the  XMM-HST
programme,  15 for  the XMM-SWIFT  programme, 13  for  the XMM-Chandra
programme, 6 for the XMM-VLT programme and 6 for XMM-NRAO programme.

SOC received proposals from 329 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  eighteenth Announcement  of

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XMM-Newton SOC

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