Observing Systems Capability Analysis and Review Tool
Satellite Programme: X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission Observatory - Newton
Single satellite programme for Astronomy and Space weather.
Part of the European Space Agency's Horizon 2000 program; ESA responsible of development and operations.
The platform is actively stabilised over 3 axes.
The design life time of the satellite was 2 years, extended to 2018.
The satellite exploits a Highly-elliptical Earth Orbit.
See detailed description at https://directory.eoportal.org/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/v-w-x-y-z/xmm-newton#sensors.
Command and data acquisition at the ground stations of Perth (Australia), Kourou (French Guiana), Villafranca (Spain) and Santiago (Chile).
Science data processed at the XMM-Newton Survey Science Center at the University of Leicester, England.
Processed data centralised in the SOC (Science Operations Center) at Villafranca, for distribution.
1999 - 2020
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned
X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission Observatory - Newton
(1999 - 2020)