Advanced Telescope for High-energy Astrophysics
Athena is a new X-ray observatory whose science theme 'The Hot end Energetic Universe' was accepted in November 2013 by ESA's Science Programme Committee as the next large X-ray satellite with launch date in 2036. Athena will host two main scientific instruments, a DePFET based Wide Field Imager and an high-spectral resolution X-ray calorimeter, and will provide an unprecedented view into the X-ray Universe.
Instrument for satellite
MPE is responsible for the development of the Wide Field Imager.
In planning phase.
High-Energy Astrophysics (web pages of the MPE department involved in the project)