The Fermi Science Support Center (FSSC) runs the guest investigator program, creates and maintains the mission time line, provides analysis tools for the scientific community, and archives and serves the Fermi data. This web site is the portal to Fermi for all guest investigators.
Look into the "Resources" section for finding schedules, publications, useful links etc. The "Proposals" section is where you will be able to find the relevant information and tools to prepare and submit proposals for guest investigator projects. At "Data" you will be able to access the Fermi databases and find the software to analyse them. Address all questions and requests to the helpdesk in "Help".
Fermi Observations for MW 370
Mission Week 370 starts with a continuation of the survey profile observation from MW 369. This profile uses a 55 degree rock angle, which is larger than the normal 50 degree rocking angle. By rocking at 55 degrees, the observatory avoids possible technical issues that may arise when the beta angle (angle between the orbit plane and the Sun) exceeds 45 degrees. At 2015-183-00:45, there is a 10 minute “freeze” observation to update the 55 degree profile for the new mission week. At 2015-186-22:20, another 10 minute “freeze" command is issued to upload the normal 50-degree sky-survey rocking profile. There are no other observations during this mission week.
Astronomers are gearing up for high-energy fireworks coming in early 2018, when a stellar remnant the size of a city meets one of the brightest stars in our galaxy. The cosmic light show will occur when a pulsar discovered by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope swings by its companion star. Scientists plan a global campaign to watch the event from radio wavelengths to the highest-energy gamma rays detectable.
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NASA's Swift satellite detected a rising tide of high-energy X-rays from the constellation Cygnus on June 15, just before 2:32 p.m. EDT. About 10 minutes later, the Japanese experiment on the International Space Station called the Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image (MAXI) also picked up the flare.
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The stage-I selections for the Cycle-8 Guest Investigator Program have now been completed. A list is available here. The selection letters and peer evaluations will be distributed in the near future.