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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.

    exteral link MPE press release

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)

exteral link Download the flyer

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.

exteral link Conference web-site

18.08.2009 : DLR and Roscosmos sign technical agreement for X-ray telescope eROSITA
contract signing
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 conditions.

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.

external link MPG press release (in German language)

external link DLR press release (in German language)

Contact person at MPE:     linkP. Predehl

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.

exteral link MPG Press Release (in German Language)

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