Satellite XMM Newton (High Throughput X-ray Spectroscopy Mission) of European Space Operations Centre (ESOC)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names XMM Newton (High Throughput X-ray Spectroscopy Mission)
Country of Operator/Owner ESA
Operator/Owner European Space Operations Centre (ESOC)
Users Government
Purpose Space Physics
Class of Orbit Elliptical
Type of Orbit Deep Highly Eccentric
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 7079
Apogee (km) 114027
Eccentricity 0.799037700043333
Inclination (degrees) 38.4
Period (minutes) 2872.15
Launch Mass (kg.) 3764
Dry Mass (kg.) 3233
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 10-12-1999
Expected Lifetime 2-10 yrs.
Contractor Dornier Systems (and 46 subcontractors)
Country of Contractor International
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5
COSPAR Number 1999-066A
NORAD Number 25989
Comments Detect and study celestial x-ray sources.


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