XMM-Newton

Gallery of photos from the making of XMM-Newton

This series of images shows XMM-Newton satellite through its contruction phase. Each image can be clicked for a larger version.

XMM mirror test, Liege, Belgium

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XMM-Newton mirror testing
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Assembly of the XMM Mirror at Media Laria

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Production of the XMM mirror at Media Laria

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Mirror production at Carl Zeizz, Oberkochen

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Integration of the X-Ray Baffle onto the MSP mirror support platform with its 3 telescopes

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Vibration testing of the XMM lower structural module at Estec, NL

XMM-Newton mirror testing

Testing and mating of the upper and lower module, Noordwijk NL

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Preparation of the lower FM module of XMM, vibration testing

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Integration of the third flight module mirror in the XMM service module

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Preparation of XMM to load in the container for transport to Kourou

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Preparation of the upper module for (FM) thermal testing

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Integration of the STM Mirrors on the mirror support platform at Estec, NL

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Acoustic testing of the complete XMM Spacecraft

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Preparation of the lower FM module of XMM, transport and rotating with lamp on into the LSS

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Thermal testing of upper module in the LSS

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Solar array deployment test

XMM-Newton mirror testing

A service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC