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Name 079038
Title Postponing the Second Part of our URBE VLP from Jan-March 2016 to Jan-March 2016


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-93duv67
Author Dr Fabrizio Nicastro
Description This proposal is a re-submission of the approved XMM-Newton AO14 Very Large Program (VLP:1.6 Ms) URBE (Ultimate Roaming Baryon Exploration),aimed to postpone the remaining, and still unobserved, 840 ks of this program, to cycle 15. The motivation for this request (which has been agreed upon with the XMM team) is based on the recent claim of Quasi-Periodic modulation of our target (1ES 1553+113) O-to-gamma-ray lightcurve. According to this claim, 1ES 1553+113 will reach again its maximum (10 times brighter than observed by XMM during the first 760ks of our program) around mid Feb 2017, exactly during the 2nd XMM visibility window of this target during cycle 15. This is whye were asked to re-submit our original science proposal with such a request, which is what we are doing here.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2017-02-01T05:16:53Z/2017-02-22T06:57:07Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
Mission Description The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2018-04-05T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2018-04-05T22:00:00Z, 079038, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-93duv67