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Announcement of Opportunity for European Participating Scientist Membership of the Science Team for the X-ray Astronomy Recovery Mission (XARM)

06 March 2018

The purpose of this Announcement of Opportunity (AO) is to solicit proposals for membership of the X-ray Astronomy Recovery Mission (XARM) Science Team as Participating Scientists. This AO is open to scientists affiliated with institutes located in ESA Member States.

XARM is a JAXA mission with NASA and ESA participation, aiming at restoring the spectroscopic capabilities lost with the end of the Hitomi mission in March 2016. The key scientific objective of XARM is "Pioneering a new horizon of the Universe with unprecedented high resolution X-ray spectroscopy".

Through this AO ESA will select two Participating Scientists who will become Science Team members upon concurrence by JAXA. The ESA selected scientists will serve for a renewable term of three years, and possibly for the duration of the XARM Science Team activities.

Full details of this AO, including all documentation and the submission form, are on the dedicated web page at:


Event Date
Date of AO release 6 March 2018
Due date for Proposals 6 April 2018, 12:00 (noon) CEST
Appointment of European Science Team members 20 April 2018

Last Update: 06 March 2018

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