Study Schedule

A number of milestones have been identified for the Athena Assessment Study. The dates are still TBC, but defined to ensure the mission is ready for "adoption" into the Science Programme at the June 2022 meeting of the ESA Science Programme Commitee. This adoption is the most important decision point needed to embark on the flight hardware procurement phase, leading to the launch in early 2030s (end of 2032 according to the current implementation schedule).