The INTEGRAL Users Group (IUG)
Introduction and background
In 2005, ESA decided to set up an INTEGRAL Users' Group (IUG) in parallel to the already existing INTEGRAL Science Working Team (ISWT) for the extended mission. As a consequence of the termination of the Core Programme beyond 2008, however, one of the main tasks of the ISWT ("Establish and optimize the Core Programme") vanished, and the IUG and ISWT teams have been merged, in November 2007, into one IUG. After 12 years, the ISWT has been formally dissolved and its members (see below) have been transferred to the new IUG. It shall be noted in particular that the roles and responsibilities for PIs (instruments and ISDC) and Mission Scientists throughout the entire mission, as described in the Science Management Plan remain unchanged. To reach the INTEGRAL Users Group please contact the IUG Chair.
Tasks of the INTEGRAL Users Group (IUG)
Membership of the IUG
IUG Meeting Minutes
Mission Extension 2012
In 2012, the IUG made a major contribution to the new request for INTEGRAL's extension of science operations beyond 31 December 2012, by establishing a set of documents which can be downloaded here.
The request to confirm INTEGRAL operations from 1 January 2013 until 31 December 2014 was approved by ESA's Science Programme Committee (SPC) in November 2012.
At the November 2012 SPC meeting it was further stated, that following the decision by the ministerial conference on the 2013-2017 Level of Resources and any eventual decision by the SPC concerning priorities for the Science Programme, the Executive expects to make, by mid 2013, a proposal to the SPC for an indicative decision on the further extensions of some missions, with an outlook up to the end of 2016. This decision would have to be confirmed at the end of 2014, as part of the decisions taken for the next extension cycle.
Science Case - Appendix A (References, Figures and Tables)
Science Case - Appendix B (List of PhD theses and INTEGRAL publications)
Last updated: 14 Jan 2013