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

  1. X-ray Calorimeter (February 13–17, 2012)

X-ray Mission Design Laboratory (MDL) Studies

  1. X-ray Gratings MDL (March 19–23, 2012)
  2. X-ray Calorimeter MDL (April 2–6, 2012)
  3. X-ray WFI MDL (April 16–20, 2012)
  4. X-ray AXSIO Redux (April 30–May 4, 2012)
  5. X-ray Gratings Redux (May 2–4, 2012)

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

7 Aug 2014
IPSIG White Paper now available »  [PDF]
1 Aug 2014
PCOS Newletter for August 2014 now available »  Details
1 Jul 2014
NASA: Call for U.S. Scientists to serve on the ATHENA Science Study Team »  Details

Project News

Chandra News
14 Aug 2014
NASA's Chandra Observatory Searches for Trigger of Nearby Supernova » Details
Fermi News
31 Jul 2014
NASA's Fermi Space Telescope Reveals New Source of Gamma Rays » Details
Planck News
23 Oct 2013
Last Command Sent to ESA's Planck Space Telescope
» Details
XMM-Newton News
11 Jul 2014
Bizarre Nearby Blast Mimics Universe's Most Ancient Stars » Details

Related News

NuSTAR News
12 Aug 2014
NASA's NuSTAR Sees Rare Blurring of Black Hole Light » Details
Suzaku News
25 Nov 2013
Mach 1000 Shock Wave Lights Supernova Remnant » Details
Swift News
11 Jul 2014
Out of An Hours-long Explosion, A Stand-In For The First Stars » Details