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A.C. Brinkman (SRON , Space Research Organisation of the Netherlands), Reflection Grating Spectrometer Team
The XMM-Newton spacecraft was launched early December 1999 in a 48-hour orbit.The Payload contains three large area Wolter-1 type X-ray telescopes with CCD-based imaging spectrometers in their foci.In addition ,behind two of the three telescopes there is a reflection grating array and a dedicated back illuminated CCD based detector to read-out the spectral image. The X-ray package is complemented by an Optical Monitor.
Results from the Calibration and Performance Verification phase from the Reflection Grating Spectrometer ,RGS will be discussed. The targets include , coronea of stars, binaries, supernova remnants, active galactic nuclei and clusters of galaxies.
A.C.B ( SRON ) acknowledges financial support from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research( NWO)
The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: A.Brinkman@sron.nl