Here you can find links to useful background material as they become available.

(Some areas are password protected, where commercially sensitive material can be located)

Supporting Science Documents include more detailed science cases prepared in support of the general proposal

Overview Documents

Summary Report from the Concurrent Design Facility (CDF)

General Observatory description

WFI Instrument Description

X-IFU Instrument Description

X-ray Optics Design Description

SPIE 2016 Collection of papers

Resources - files FROM CONSORTIUM

For simulations, X-IFU response files can be found at the consortium web page; WFI response and specimen background files, together with explanatory documents, can be found at the MPE external site.

Athena Acronyms

A list of acronyms can be found here.