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3 February 2012 X-ray Multi-mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) observatory
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X-ray Multi-mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) has been one of the most successful astronomy missions launched by the European Space Agency. The mission exploits innovative use of replication technology for the x-ray reflecting telescopes that has resulted in an unprecedented combination of effective area and resolution. Three telescopes are equipped with imaging cameras and spectrometers that operate simultaneously, together with a coaligned optical telescope. The key features of the payload are described, and the in-orbit performance and scientific achievements are summarized.
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David H. Lumb, Fred A. Jansen, and Norbert Schartel "X-ray Multi-mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) observatory," Optical Engineering 51(1), 011009 (3 February 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.51.1.011009
Published: 3 February 2012
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