News 20161202 - XMM-Newton
XMM-Newton-NEWS #191, 02-Dec-2016XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre at
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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 at
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 Page.