eROSITA (extended Roentgen Survey with an Imaging Telescope Array) is an x-ray instrument built for the Russian-German mission launched on the Russian Spekt-RG spacecraft on July 13, 2019. The mission will perform the first imaging all-sky survey in the medium energy X-ray range up to 10 keV with unprecedented spectral and angular resolution. eROSITA is 25 times more sensitive than ROSAT, which it will effectively replace.
In 2013, CAASTRO and the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics signed a memorandum of understanding designed to promote collaborations between Australian scientists and members of the eROSITA consortium. AAL has taken over responsibility for the agreement with eROSITA and will promote collaborative projects utilising data, models, algorithms and simulations associated with eROSITA and Australia’s astronomical facilities.
More information about the current status of the eROSITA mission and the Australian Facilities participating in this collaboration is provided on the eROSITA Collaboration page.
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