11 October 2004 In-orbit performance of the EPIC-MOS detectors on XMM-Newton
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XMM-Newton was launched into space on a highly eccentric 48 hour orbit on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is now in its fifth year of operation and has been an outstanding success, observing the Cosmos with imaging, spectroscopy and timing capabilities in the X-ray and optical wavebands. The EPIC-MOS CCD X-ray detectors comprise two out of three of the focal plane instruments on XMM-Newton. In this paper we discuss key aspects of the current status and performance history of the charge transfer ineffiency (CTI), energy resolution and spectral redistribution function (rmf) of EPIC-MOS in its fifth year of operation.
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Steven Sembay, Steven Sembay, Anthony Abbey, Anthony Abbey, Bruno Altieri, Bruno Altieri, Richard Ambrosi, Richard Ambrosi, Darren Baskill, Darren Baskill, Philippe Ferrando, Philippe Ferrando, Kallol Mukerjee, Kallol Mukerjee, Andrew M. Read, Andrew M. Read, Martin J. L. Turner, Martin J. L. Turner, } "In-orbit performance of the EPIC-MOS detectors on XMM-Newton", Proc. SPIE 5488, UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems, (11 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.553180; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.553180
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