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XMM-Newton Telescopes

XMM-Newton Telescopes

Date: 02 June 2001
Satellite: XMM-Newton
Depicts: Scheme of one telescope
Copyright: ESA

Each of the three XMM-Newton telescopes consists of:

  • the mirror assembly door, which protected the optics during integration, launch and early orbit phase
  • the entrance baffle, which provides visible straylight suppression at angles larger than 47°
  • the X-ray baffle
  • the mirror module
  • an electron deflector, which produces a circumferential magnetic field which prevents low energy electrons reflected by the mirrors reaching the focal plane detectors
  • the Reflection Grating Array (only in two of the three telescopes)
  • the exit baffle, which provides an appropriate thermal environment
Last Update: 1 September 2019
18-Jun-2024 21:56 UT

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