Talk:Advanced Telescope for High Energy Astrophysics

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Dear Wikipedia, First, let me thank you for doing such a great job by keeping Wikipedia the best and the most reliable on-line source of information. I myself use it a lot.

You wrote that "A major contributor to this article appears to have a conflict of interest with its subject. It may require cleanup to comply with Wikipedia's content policies, particularly neutral point of view. "

But the only intention that I had when I started writing an article about IXO is that this mission is now supersedes both Constellation-X and XEUS. I'm just adding plain facts about the latest updates in both Con-X and XEUS status.

Because as for now, while reading the articles about Constellation-X and XEUS it is not clear that in 2008 these mission were joined to form a single mission - IXO. So there is no conflict of interests at all. At least I can't see any.

I hope this makes things clear.

Sincerely yours, Olga Vovk --OV 13:21, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

As I explained on your talk page, by virtue of your position with IXO, you automatically have a conflict of interest with respect to this article. That's the reason for the tag and why I pointed you to WP:COI. However, as long as you maintain a neutral point of view it should not be a problem. Also, there are no "supervisors" on Wikipedia, we all have equal standing, although admins do have some extra tools to help keep the place running smoothly. – ukexpat (talk) 14:33, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
Dear Ukexpat, In that case could you please to be so kind and explain to me who can contribute an article about IXO or a more general about any spacecraft with not having this "conflict of interest" red tag.

Give me please some examples.Thank you very much, Sincerely Yours Olga Vovk--OV 14:45, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

The standard procedure in a situation like this is to use the article's talk page (this one) to suggest edits that you think should be made to the article, providing references etc. Other interested editors will then review, discuss here if necessary and then make the changes to the article. The tag is there to alert readers to the fact that a major contributor has a COI and to read the article with that in mind. In the case of new articles, it is always better, COI or not, to create them as a user subpage first so that they can be refined, and reviewed by other editors if requested, before moving into mainspace. Please let me know on my talk page if you need more assistance, and please do not forget to sign your messages on talk pages. Hope this helps. – ukexpat (talk) 15:06, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Dear Ukexpat, Thank you for your quick and informative answer. OK, I'll follow the guidelines you provided. Thank you Olga Vovk --OV 16:01, 18 September 2009 (UTC)


I think it would be better to move this back to International X-ray Observatory, and start a unique article for Advanced Telescope for High Energy Astrophysics. Thank you. Fotaun (talk) 15:34, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

I agree, after ESA decides ATHENA is next L2 Cosmic Vision project, its configuration and program will be different from IXO.Earthandmoon (talk) 08:19, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
Agreed. By now ESA has decided that ATHENA will in deed be financed as an L-class project in it's Cosmic Vision programme. IXO should become a separate article from ATHENA. I initialized the official split request - Section #International X-Ray Observatory should go into International X-ray Observatory article (currently: redirect). For reference: Wikipedia:Splitting. Comments/input would be most welcome. SkywalkerPL (talk) 14:14, 27 August 2014 (UTC)