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

3 Jan 2015
PhysPAG Activities at the 225th AAS Meeting, 4-7 Jan 2015 »  [Agenda]
13 Nov 2014
NASA issues second Dear Colleague Letter for community participation in the Athena Science Study Team Working Groups »  [PDF]
1 Oct 2014
2014 Program Annual Technology Report (PATR) now available »  [PDF]

Project News

Chandra News
23 Jun 2015
NASA's Chandra Captures X-Ray Echoes Pinpointing Distant Neutron Star » Details
Fermi News
9 Jan 2015
Third Catalog of Fermi-LAT Sources Released » Details
Planck News
31 Mar 2015
Herschel and Planck find missing clue to galaxy cluster formation
» Details
XMM-Newton News
19 Feb 2015
Widespread wind from black hole can shape star formation » Details

Related News

NuSTAR News
7 May 2015
Star Explosion is Lopsided, Finds NASA's NuSTAR » Details
Suzaku News
2 Apr 2015
Suzaku Studies Supernova 'Crime Scene,' Shows a Single White Dwarf to Blame » Details
Swift News
20 May 2015
NASA Spacecraft Capture Rare, Early Moments of Baby Supernovae » Details