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The Scientific Instruments On-board XMM - Technical Highlights

The Scientific Instruments On-board XMM - Technical Highlights

Publication date: 01 December 1999

Authors: Bagnasco, G., et al.

Journal: Esa Bulletin
Volume: 100
Year: 1999

Copyright: ESA

The payload carried by the X-Ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM), the second Cornerstone of the ESA Horizon 2000 Science Programme, consists of three scientific instruments: the Reflection Grating Spectrometer (RGS), the European Photon Imaging Camera (EPIC), and the Optical Monitor (OM). This article provides a general overview of the main characteristics of all three instruments.

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