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

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
18 Dec 2014
NASA's Chandra Weighs Most Massive Galaxy Cluster in Distant Universe » Details
Fermi News
9 Jan 2015
Third Catalog of Fermi-LAT Sources Released » Details
Planck News
10 Feb 2015
Planck: Gravitational Waves Remain Elusive
» Details
XMM-Newton News
19 Dec 2014
XMM-Newton spots monster black hole hidden in tiny galaxy » Details

Related News

NuSTAR News
8 Jan 2015
Will the Real Monster Black Hole Please Stand Up? » Details
Suzaku News
10 Dec 2014
Suzaku Announcement of Opportunity (AO-10) » Details
Swift News
20 Nov 2014
NASA's Swift Satellite Marks 10 Years of Game-changing Astrophysics » Details