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- 19.10.2011 Agreement on eROSITA data reached
The German and Russian partners of the new eROSITA X-ray space observatory
have now agreed on how to split the data from the first four years of
the all sky survey. This decision was announced today at the First
international eROSITA conference in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and will enable
German astronomers to work with the first full sky X-ray survey since
the one carried out by the ROSAT satellite some 20 years ago.
The conference is attended by more than 150 astronomers from many
different countries and fields of astronomy, showing the broad interest
of the international astronomical community in eROSITA.
10.08.2011 eROSITA flyer: Searching for Dark Energy
eROSITA in a nutshell: "Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About eROSITA, but were afraid to ask"
(science goals, instrument, satellite and partners)
04.07.2011 : First eROSITA International conference:
Mapping the Structure of the Energetic Universe (Garmisch-Partenkirchen,
17-20 October 2011
The first international conference is the occasion to introduce the
mission concept to a wider community, to discuss its major science
drivers and to gather new ideas on how to maximize the scientific
output of the mission. We plan to have a few talks dedicated to a
description of the eROSITA telescope and the SRG mission followed
by a number of broad, science-oriented, sessions.
18.08.2009 : DLR and Roscosmos sign technical agreement for X-ray telescope eROSITA
Signing of contract
from left: Reichle, Wörner, Perminov
With seven X-ray eyes the eROSITA telescope will scan the Universe
for black holes and dark matter. Today board members of the German
Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Russian Federal Space agency Roscosmos
signed an agreement which defines all organisational and technical
This contract gives the go-ahead to the Max Planck Institute for
extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, which is responsible for the
development and building of eROSITA.
30.03.2007 : eRosita Approved - The Search for Dark Energy Can Start
The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
(DLR)) has approved funding to build the eROSITA X-ray
telescope for a launch in 2013.
ROSKOSMOS and DLR signed a memorandum of understanding for the
cooperation for this project.
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20/10/2011, editor of this page: Beatriz Sanchez