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Launch of XMM

Launch of XMM


Date: 09 December 1999
Satellite: XMM-Newton
Depicts: Launch
Location: Centre Spatial Guyanais, Kourou, French Guiana
Copyright: ESA-CNES-Arianespace / Photo Service Optique CSG

Launch of XMM by the Ariane 5 launcher from Kourou, French Guiana, at 14:32 UTC on 10 December 1999.

Later, in February 2000, the mission's name was modified to XMM-Newton in honour of Sir Isaac Newton.

Last Update: 9 December 2019
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