|Title||Rev 33, ascending part|
|Author||Mr Fred Jansen XMM-Newton PS|
|Publication||The XMM-Newton optical-UV monitor telescope . Mason, K. O., Breeveld, A., et all. . A&A . 365-36 . 2001 . 2001A&A...365L..36M ,
High spectral resolution X-ray observations of AGN . Kaastra, J. S., . AN . 329-162 . 2008 . 2008AN....329..162K ,
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|Mission Description||The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2000-03-09T00:00:00Z, 011772, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ldmigju|