XMM-Newton-NEWS  #248,    1-Oct-2021

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  • XMM-Newton Users' Group: Presentations and Minutes of meeting available
  • ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme


As announced in previous Newsletters, the XMM-Newton Phase I proposal submission system (HRPS) has been replaced by a new on-line interface: XIPS (XMM-Newton Interface for Proposal Submission).

We remind scientists interested in submitting proposals for the XMM-Newton AO21 call, that this new system does not allow to reload proposals from previous AOs. We also encourage proposers to become familiar with the new interface well in advance to avoid last minute problems.

XIPS is available at


Users are strongly advised not to have several sessions open simultaneously, as it can lead to unexpected results.

We take the opportunity to remind that the deadline for proposal submission is

8 October 2021, 12:00 UT

XMM-Newton Users' Group: Presentations and Minutes of meeting available

The presentations and the minutes of the XMM-Newton Users' Group meeting that took place on June 9th and 10th are already available at


ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme

To increase the scientific return from its Space Science missions, the European Space Agency welcomes applications from scientists interested in pursuing research projects based on data publicly available in the ESA Space Science Archives.

The ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme is open to scientists, at all career levels, affiliated with institutes in ESA Member States and Collaborating States. Early-career scientists (within 10 years of the PhD) are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications by PhD students are also welcome.

During their stay, visiting scientists will have access to archives and mission specialists for help with the retrieval, calibration, and analysis of archival data. In principle, all areas of space research covered by ESA science missions can be supported.

Residence lasts typically between one and three months, also distributed over multiple visits. Research projects can be carried out at ESAC (Madrid, Spain) and at ESTEC (Noordwijk, Netherlands). To offset the expenses incurred by visitors, ESA covers travel costs from and to the home institution and provides support for lodging expenses and meals.

Deadline for applications for visits in Spring/Summer 2022 is 31 October 2021.

For further details, including areas of research and contact information, please refer to:


or write to the programme coordinators.


Yours sincerely,

XMM-Newton SOC