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

29 Jan 2016
Announcing L3 (gravitational wave mission) study team membership »  [Details]
27 Jan 2016
Due date March 1 2016: PCOS White Papers on Probe Missions »  [Details]
7 Dec 2015
NASA issues a call for nominations for the L3 Study Team »  [PDF]
3 Dec 2015
Liftoff! The Lisa Pathfinder was successfully launched by ESA on December 3. »  Details

Project News

Chandra News
7 Jan 2016
NASA'S Great Observatories Weigh Massive Young Galaxy Cluster » Details
Fermi News
7 Jan 2016
NASA's Fermi Space Telescope Sharpens its High-energy Vision » Details
Planck News
31 Mar 2015
Herschel and Planck find missing clue to galaxy cluster formation
» Details
XMM-Newton News
14 Jan 2016
Milky Way Twin Swept by an Ultra-fast X-ray Wind » Details

Related News

NuSTAR News
5 Jan 2016
Andromeda Galaxy Scanned with High-Energy X-ray Vision » Details
Suzaku News
26 Aug 2015
X-ray Astronomy Satellite "Suzaku" Completes Scientific Mission » Details
Swift News
6 Nov 2015
NASA's Swift Spots its Thousandth Gamma-ray Burst » Details