X-ray Astronomy Mission

FINAL REPORT RELEASED AUGUST 10, 2012. Please download here.

New! Forum for community input to the X-ray Mission Architecting Study! Join the discussion here.

Instrument Design Laboratory (IDL) Studies

Files under review

X-ray Mission Design Laboratory (MDL) Studies

Files under review

NASA's Request for Information (RFI)

The RFI, "Concepts for the Next NASA X-ray Astronomy Mission," was released in the NASA NSPIRES Web site on September 13, 2011, as solicitation number NNH11ZDA018L. Responses were due by October 28, 2011. The full text of this NASA research opportunity is posted at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/.

Community Science Team (CST)

NASA has issued a call for Letters of Application for Membership in the Community Science Team for X-ray Astronomy Mission Concepts. The "Dear Colleague" letter can be found here. The deadline for responding was October 19th at 4:30pm EST.

CST Members
Mark Bautz (MIT)Stephen Murray (JHU)
Joel Bregman (Chair - Michigan)Paul Plucinsky (CfA)
Dave Burrows (Penn State)Brian Ramsey (MSFC)
Webster Cash (U Colorado)Ron Remillard (MIT)
Christine Jones (CfA)Colleen Wilson-Hodge (MSFC)

Documents

Program News

25 Oct 2016
ESA solicits proposals for mission concepts for the large-size 'L3' mission opportunity »  Details
22 Aug 2016
Call for Nominations to the Executive Committee of the Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG) »  [PDF]
28 July 2016
L3ST Interim Report now available »  [PDF]
14 July 2016
PCOS Newsletter for July 2016 now available »  [PDF]
14 June 2016
LISA Pathfinder First Results Announcements »  Details

Project News

Chandra News
30 Aug 2016
Record-breaking Galaxy Cluster Discovered » Details
Fermi News
12 Aug 2016
NASA's Fermi Mission Expands its Search for Dark Matter » Details
Planck News
13 Aug 2016
First Stars Formed Even Later Than Previously Thought
» Details
XMM-Newton News
29 Aug 2016
XMM-Newton Reveals the Milky Way's Explosive Past » Details

Related News

Hitomi News
6 July 2016
Hitomi Mission Charts Hot Winds of a Galaxy Cluster for the First Time »  Details
NuSTAR News
28 Jul 2016
Chorus of Black Holes Sings in X-Rays » Details
Suzaku News
26 Aug 2015
X-ray Astronomy Satellite "Suzaku" Completes Scientific Mission » Details
Swift News
8 Sep 2016
Young Magnetar Likely the Slowest Pulsar Ever Detected » Details