SAS News

XMM-Newton Science Analysis Software


Current version : 16.0.0 Patched Release date: February 24, 2017


The Science Analysis Software (SAS) is an extensive suite of software tasks developed to process the data collected by the XMM-Newton Observatory. The SAS is released periodically. With each release, new software developments and bug fixes are included with the aim to improve the processing of XMM-Newton data.

Before you start surfing through them, you may want to have a look at a very concise SAS description.


  • [24/02/2017]
    • Released set of 6 patches to SAS 16.0.0 packages. Please find here the corresponding Release Notes.
      Only those who have downloaded SAS 16.0.0 before [24/02/2017] should apply the patch by downloading the individual 6 patches from here.
      By default, new downloads include and install these patches.

    • Released SAS 16.0.0 on macOS Sierra (MacOSX 10.12.3, Darwin-16.4.0) which includes the Patch.

    • Released SAS 16.0.0 source code under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation.
      This release is not aimed for building but only for information.

  • [16/01/2017] SAS 16.0.0 binaries released - Find here the corresponding release notes.