|Title||EPIC cal_closed in Rev 172|
|Author||Dr Fred Jansen|
|Description||CAL - long calibration run with the internal CAL-Source to a) verify the possible degradation of the CTE, caused by a the severe solar storm, and b) have the minimum amount of CAL data to determine the change in CTE and to update the corresponding calibration file|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM|
|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, 2002-07-04T00:00:00Z, 013253, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-gs70xmw|