The ESA XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre - Making Basic Space Science Available to the Whole Scientific World.
Publication date: 12 December 2006
Authors: Gabriel, C., et al.
Journal: Astrophysics and Space Science
XMM-Newton is a major X-ray observatory of the European Space Agency (ESA). Its observing time is open to astronomers from the whole scientific community on a peer reviewed competitive basis. The Science Operations Centre, located at ESAs premises in Villafranca del Castillo, Spain, is responsible for the instrument operations, as well as for all the tasks related to facilitating the scientific exploitation of the data which the mission has been producing since its launch in December 1999.Link to publication