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

31 Jul 2015
PCOS Newsletter for August 2015 now available »  [PDF]
13 Jul 2015
Call for Nominations to the Executive Committee of the Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG) »  [Details]

Project News

Chandra News
11 Aug 2015
Oxymoronic Black Hole Provides Clues to Growth » Details
Fermi News
18 Aug 2015
Sixth International Fermi Symposium » Details
Planck News
31 Mar 2015
Herschel and Planck find missing clue to galaxy cluster formation
» Details
XMM-Newton News
27 Jul 2015
Born-again planetary nebula » Details

Related News

NuSTAR News
8 Jul 2015
Searing Sun Seen in X-rays » Details
Suzaku News
2 Apr 2015
Suzaku Studies Supernova 'Crime Scene,' Shows a Single White Dwarf to Blame » Details
Swift News
9 Jul 2015
NASA's Swift Reveals a Black Hole Bull's-eye » Details