AAS 196th Meeting, June 2000
Session 34. A New Era in X-ray Astronomy
Topical Session Oral, Wednesday, June 7, 2000, 8:30-10:00am, 10:45am-12:30pm, 2:30-4:00pm, 4:15-6:00pm, Lilac Ballroom

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[34.01] The XMM-Newton Observatory : First science results

F.A. Jansen (ESA-ESTEC), XMM Science Operations Team

The XMM-Newton Observatory is the second cornerstone in the European Space Agency's (ESA) Horizon-2000 program. It is aimed at providing an facility providing high-throughput spectroscopy with capabilities complimentary to Chandra. It was successfully launced on 10 December 1999 from Kourou spaceport in French Guyana, on the first commercial flight of the Ariane-V.

First results will be presented on the possibilities and results obtained with the XMM-Newton observatory. One of the major components in the high performance of XMM-Newton is its design which features the use all instruments in parallel and the presence of an Optical Monitor with a capability for low-dispersion spectroscopy. Results will be shown which highlight the full capability of the observatory.

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