XMM updates from the test floor
25 May 1999With the XMM mission just over six months from launch, the XMM web page nowpresents regular updates. Starting with the mating of the spacecraft's upper and lower halves, due to take place today, 26 May, this page will offer regularly updated views of XMM in the integration area of the ESTEC test facilities.Last Update 16:55h
Access to this area is severely restricted to avoid contamination of the satellite and particularly its precious mirror modules. Proceedings can be observed from an external gallery. But from today, key events in the clean room can be followed on the XMM web page, which will be featuring photographs taken by the XMM team, together with short explanations on the operations taking place.