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Announcement of Opportunity for membership of the NewAthena Science Re-definition Team.

The original ESA Athena mission needs to be rescoped in order to cut costs. The NewAthena mission's specifications might need to be less ambitious than Athena's, and the Science Re-definition Team will be asked to support the study activities in the necessary trade-offs.

The original Athena mission was planned to study what happens when two supermassive black holes collide. Combining the observing power of two future ESA missions, Athena and LISA, would allow us to study these cosmic clashes and their mysterious aftermath for the first time.

Athena was selected in 2014 as the second large (L-class) mission in ESA's Cosmic Vision programme.

The NewAthena Science Re-definition Team will have approximately 15 members. The team will be chaired by one of its members and its activities will be supported by an ESA-appointed Executive Secretary. The team will be appointed with a fixed term mandate.

Early career scientists are specifically encouraged to apply.

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The Announcement of Opportunity will close on 30 September 2022 at 12:00 hrs (noon) CEST.