XMM-Newton-NEWS  #191,    02-Dec-2016

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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.


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