XMM-Newton EPIC External Links


ESA's XMM-Newton website with plenty of information about the mission and its scientific goals and achievements.


The XMM-Newton SOC at ESA's Villafranca Satellite Tracking Station is the first port of call for XMM-Newton news and observer support.


The XMM-Newton SSC at the University of Leicester performs all pipeline processing of XMM-Newton data on behalf of ESA and carries out the serendipitous X-ray sky survey.


Lots of XMM-Newton information and resources for observers.

EPIC Instrument Consortium

The Space Research Centre at the University of Leicester is where the two EPIC-MOS cameras were designed and constructed.

The Space Research Group at Birmingham University, UK was responsible for the thermal design of EPIC.

MPE in Garching, Germany developed and built the pn CCD camera that complements EPIC's MOS camera.

Industrial Collaborators

Formerly EEV, then Marconi Applied Technologies, E2V manufactured the X-ray detector CCDs in the MOS cameras.


In its previous guise as Matra Marconi Space, Astrium in Stevenage, UK, built the EPIC MOS Analogue Electronics (EMAE) for each EPIC-MOS camera.


Laben, based in Milan, Italy, built the EPIC MOS Data Handling (EMDH) electronics for each MOS camera.

Miscellaneous Links

Arianespace was responsible for XMM-Newton's launch on board the first commercial Ariane V flight from Kourou, French Guiana.


Much of the final testing and assembly of XMM-Newton took place at ESTEC's facility in Nordwijk, Holland.


Max Planck Institute's Panter facility in Munich, Germany was used for focus and X-ray characteristic testing of the MOS cameras and the XMM-Newton mirrors.
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