XEUS Consortium Meeting
In the recent months, the XEUS mission concept has gained significant support and priority in the strategic planning excercises and a joint mission between ESA, NASA and JAXA is now within reach. In parallel significant technological advances and breakthroughs have been achieved, which allow a ~10 square metre mirror and detector spacecraft to be placed in an L2 orbit.
At the last XEUS Science Advisory Group meeting in conjunction with the ESLAB symposium it was decided that it is urgently necessary to inform the whole XEUS consortium and the wider community about the significant developments in the XEUS project. This is in particular important, because in the framework of the ESA Cosmic Vision strategic process, a mission proposal for XEUS will have to be written in the next few months.
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