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Published by the editorial team, 2 November 2022
There was no formal call for Cycle 19 proposals. Observing of the current Long Term project portfolio will be continued in Cycle 19, 1 Dec 2022 – 31 May 2023. All Priority A allocations already made will be honoured; the time designated as look-ahead will then be taken up in Priority B (i.e., on a best-efforts basis, subject to scheduling and logistical constraints, but there is likely to be a significant amount of Priority B observing possible). This will ensure strong scientific productivity will be maintained. The Director’s Discretionary Time (DDT) mechanism will operate in Cycle 19 as usual (with an enhanced amount of available time): it will provide a continuous entry point for some smaller projects, from any proposer(s), who will need to demonstrate both scientific merit and urgency, to be scheduled on a best-efforts basis.
Data staging and downloading data from the Poznan and Juelich LTA sites have been intermittently unstable in the past few months. This is receiving the needed attention and will be resolved as soon as possible. Contact SDC-Helpdesk if you experience any issues.
The password Self-service is active again although the integration with (linking from) MoM/NorthStar/LTA is not yet functional. In the meantime, users can go to the link: https://webportal.astron.nl/pwm to reset their password. Contact SDC-Helpdesk if further support is needed.
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