Advanced Telescope for High Energy Astrophysics

At the June 2014 meeting of ESAs 'Science Programme Committe, Athena was selected as the mission for the 2nd Large mission opportunity, satisfying the Cosmic Vision theme the "Hot and Energetic Universe" 

Links on the left provide

  • More details on the misison proposed by the High Energy Astrophysics community,
  • An outline of the Assessment Phase activities for Athena within ESA
  • Links to the independent Science Study Team and their activities



A new page under Documents and Resources contains a selection of papers presented at the Athena Special Session at the SPIE Astronomical Telescopes symposium (Edinburgh July 2016)

CDF sketch of Athena in-orbit