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

28 Mar 2014
Coming soon! Mini-symposium: High Energy Astrophysics and Cosmology from Space » Details
31 Jan 2014
PCOS Newsletter for February 2014 now available »  [PDF]

Project News

Chandra News
5 Mar 2014
Chandra and XMM-Newton Provide Direct Measurement of Distant Black Hole's Spin » Details
Fermi News
20 Feb 2014
With A Deadly Embrace, 'Spidery' Pulsars Consume Their Mates » Details
Planck News
23 Oct 2013
Last Command Sent to ESA's Planck Space Telescope
» Details
XMM-Newton News
13 Nov 2013
Black Hole Boasts Heavyweight Jets » Details

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NuSTAR News
19 Feb 2014
NASA's NuSTAR Untangles Mystery of How Stars Explode » Details
Suzaku News
30 Oct 2013
Suzaku Study Points to Early Cosmic 'Seeding' » Details
Swift News
24 Jan 2014
NASA Spacecraft Take Aim At Nearby Supernova » Details