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RXTE News Archive: 2012 RXTE


Agenda for RXTE Symposium and Deadline Reminder

March 17, 2012

Here are a few updates and reminders regarding the "16 Years of Discovery with RXTE" events:

Updates on RXTE Symposium and Banquet

February 15, 2012

Information on obtaining visitor badges, submitting poster abstracts, and buying tickets to the banquet dinner has been added to the 16 Years of Discovery with RXTE: A Celebration of the Mission Web page. Please note the following:

16 Years of Discovery with RXTE: A Celebration of the Mission

January 23, 2012

Join us for a two day celebration of the RXTE mission, featuring a symposium, reception, dinner, and much more, March 29 & 30 at Goddard Space Flight Center. All are invited! For details, see our Web page:

16 Years of Discovery with RXTE: A Celebration of the Mission

RXTE Completes Mission Operations

January 11, 2012

After 16 years in space, NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) has made its last observation. Science operations concluded on January 3 and the satellite was decommissioned on January 5.

The RXTE Team would like the thank the user community for their dedication to RXTE over the years: you helped make the promise of the RXTE mission into a reality through the amazing array of scientific discoveries, papers, and results you published. We hope that research can continue for many years to come with the wealth of data that is in the RXTE archive. To aid in that research, the RXTE team will be releasing some new science products in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Press Release: NASA's Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer Completes Mission Operations

RXTE Helps Pinpoint Launch of 'Bullets' in a Black Hole's Jet

January 11, 2012

Researchers use RXTE and the VLBA data to pinpoint when the black hole system H1743-322 ejected powerful gas 'bullets' during its mid-2009 outburst.

Press Release: NASA'S RXTE Helps Pinpoint Launch of 'Bullets' in a Black Hole's Jet

The RXTE Mission is Approaching the End of Science Operations

January 3, 2012

After nearly 16 years of discovery, the RXTE mission is approaching the end of science operations. The spacecraft will be decommissioned during the week beginning Monday, January 2, 2012, and science observations will conclude at the end of the day on January 3, 2012 (UT). The last observations will be of Sco X-1.

We remind people that a special session entitled, "The Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer: Taking the Pulse of the Universe," will take place during the 219th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Austin, TX. The session is scheduled for Tuesday, 10 January 2012 from 2:00PM - 3:30PM. We invite all RXTE users and friends to attend. Further information about the 219th AAS meeting can be found at the AAS website.

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