On the one hand we will continue with the participation in the
XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre (SSC) operations in software, quality
control of the pipeline data products, the 2XMM source catalogue and the
conclusion of the source identification programmes.
On the other hand, this projet aims at securing a suitable
participation of Spain in the next ESA X-ray Astronomy mission XEUS, in
view of the consolidation of the scientific plan "Cosmic Vision 2020"
and of the call for missions to implement it. Firt, we will conduct the
Spanish participation in the EURECA project, an instrument prototype
with high spectral resolution and imaging capabilities in X-rays, based
on Transition Edge Sensors (fabrication, characterization and
optimization of new sensors and the software of the prototype. Second we
will mantain and expand the Spanish presence in the prparatory
activities of XEUS (scientific support, preparation for an instrument -
evolution of EURECA - and previous work for the creation of a Data