A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 012936
Title OM tests: DPU v11, fast mode, FOV, Magni tracking - PKS0558-504


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-spf3qsv
Author Dr Fred Jansen XMM-Newton PS
Description CAL- OM calibration tests: - inorbit validation of OM DPU release 11 - final commissioning of fast mode - validation of full FOV coverage exposure - validataion of magnifier tracking
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-10-10T01:26:35Z/2000-10-10T08:46:44Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
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.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2002-03-28T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-03-28T23:00:00Z, 012936, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-spf3qsv