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Dr. Christian Motch
Observatoire de Strasbourg, França


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The XMM satellite and its science objectives

 

The european X-ray satellite XMM will be launched in August 1999. Open time will be available for proposals from the world wide scientific community. I shall present the main characteristics of the XMM instrumentation and compare it with those of currently planned X-ray satellites. Finally, a short review of the main science objectives will be given.