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The X-IFU Gazette #18 has been released!

We are starting this newsletter #18 with a short update from the X-IFU Principal Investigator, Didier Barret, about the release […]

A new website for the X-IFU

We are pleased to announce the publication of a brand-new website for the X-IFU spectrometer. This website has a new […]

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Astronomers take actions to raise awareness on climate change

The Nature Astronomy journal has published, this Thursday, 10th of September, a series of articles written by astronomers about the […]

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Two postdoc positions to join the X-IFU team

Athena is the second large mission of the Cosmic Vision science program of the European Space Agency. Dedicated to the […]

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Instrument Preliminary Requirement Review : SUCCESSFUL!

The Instrument Preliminary Requirement Review of the X-IFU has been declared successful by the joint ESA and CNES review Board, […]

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New appointments within the consortium

Jiri Svoboda from the Astronomical Institute (Czech Academy of Science) has been appointed board member, and Jan Soucek from the […]

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Athena X-IFU becomes an official consortium!

After more than four years of existence as a proto-consortium, on December 11th, 2018, following the successful completion of the […]

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IRAP, now the coolest spot of Toulouse

Big day at IRAP, the Cryostat is now fully integrated and cooling down. This high precision technology equipment will eventually […]

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CoI and XSAT nominations

In preparation of the consortium formalization by ESA, an additional five X-IFU co-investigators were recently appointed : S. Bandler (US), E. […]

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New X-IFU web site open

The new X-IFU web site, developed by Studio Urbain, released on May 11th, 2016. It is an evolution of the […]

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Response and background files uploaded

Resources for the Athena Working Groups for the Athena Science Impact Exercise have been uploaded. See Resources

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ESA appointed Science Study Team

ESA appointed today the Athena Science Study Team: Kirpal Nandra (Lead scientist), Xavier Barcons, Didier Barret, Anne Decourchelle, Andy Fabian, […]

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Athena formally selected by ESA

ESA has selected the Athena advanced telescope for high-energy astrophysics as its second ‘Large-class’ science mission. See the ESA press […]

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