XMM Spacecraft's Status - Last update on 25/06/2001


Routine Phase

Date Activity
06/06/2001 QSO 1345+584
05/06/2001 SS Cyg, Beta Vir
04/06/2001 QSO 0130-403, NGC 2516 (calibration)
03/06/2001 EV Lacertae (coordinated with VLA), UGC 12138, NGC 7589
02/06/2001 WJ1350.8+6007
01/06/2001 Hubble Deep Field N
31/05/2001 SMC X-1
30/05/2001 NGC 7552, ESO 197-G010, RXCJ0014.3-3022
29/05/2001 1ES1101-232, NGC 3528
28/05/2001 PHL 5200, NGC 7213
27/05/2001 Hubble Deep Field N
26/05/2001 IRAS 10173+0828, NGC 3627, A1367
25/05/2001 NGC 7582, ESO 602- G031, AM2354-304S
24/05/2001 PB5062 , IRAS22491-18
23/05/2001 PSR0540-69
22/05/2001 Star tracker calibration, AB Dor (calibration)
21/05/2001 Mkn766 (coordinated with SAX )
20/05/2001 Mkn766 (coordinated with SAX)
19/05/2001 1saxJ1218.0+4738
18/05/2001 Hubble Deep Field N
17/05/2001 NGC4051 (coordinated with XTE and SAX)
16/05/2001 NGC4051(coordinated with XTE and SAX)
15/05/2001 WJ1103.6+3555, 1ES1028+511
14/05/2001 A754_f1, A754_f2, AD Leonis (coordinated with VLA)
13/05/2001 MCG-5-23-16
12/05/2001 FO Aqr, BPM16274 (routine calibration)
11/05/2001 NGC 3310, A1056
10/05/2001 WJ1008.7+5342, 0952+179
09/05/2001 ngc 3998, ngc3941, ngc3486, H0917-7
08/05/2001 Mkn 421 (routine calibration), RXJ1120.1
07/05/2001 NGC 3690, ngc3185, WARPJ0943.7+164
06/05/2001 M82, NGC 4258
05/05/2001 X0918-54, PSR B0906-49, UGC4203
04/05/2001 Gamma2 Velorum
03/05/2001 A3888, ESO 113- G 010, 1saxj0140.2-674, Marano point. 14, RXCJ0303.8-7752
02/05/2001 NGC 7314, 1SAXJ2054.3-1556
01/05/2001 PKS 2126-158, PKS 2149-306, 031-001
30/04/2001 NGC 7009, NGC 7010
29/04/2001 ms 2137-23, IRAS F21243-4501, RX J0059.2-7138
28/04/2001 PKS 2135-147
27/04/2001 NGC 2623, RX J0852-GC, PSR B0740-28
26/04/2001 Abell 773, UGC 3973, Beta Geminoru
25/04/2001 RX J0852-GN, RX J0852-GW, HD 81809
24/04/2001 RX J0852-GS
23/04/2001 M81
22/04/2001 M81
21/04/2001 IRAS20100-41, IRAS20551-42, RXCJ2011.3-5725, REJ2248-511
20/04/2001 Mkn509 (PV target)
19/04/2001 PSR J1012+53, 0738+313
18/04/2001 Solar flare
17/04/2001 Vela fragment E
16/04/2001 Solar flare
15/04/2001 Puppis-A NS
14/04/2001 Gamma2 Velorum (high state), 1ES0102-72 (EPIC calibration)
13/04/2001 NGC3079, C0720.8+7109, Mkn 876
12/04/2001 Mkn 180, S5 0836+716
11/04/2001 NGC 3516 (coordinated with XTE, SAX and Chandra)
10/04/2001 NGC 3516 (coordinated with XTE, SAX and Chandra)
09/04/2001 R CR A, G21.5-09 offset (EPIC calibration)
08/04/2001 N49, SN 1987A
07/04/2001 Chi1 Orionis
06/04/2001 PSR J0631+1036, Sigma Geminorum (coordinated with VLA)
05/04/2001 Mrk 3
04/04/2001 A 665
03/04/2001 Solar flare
02/04/2001 DEM L71,
01/04/2001 GC3, GC9, GRO J1744-28, G21.5-09 offset (EPIC calibration)
31/03/2001 1E1740-2942,
30/03/2001 3EG 1249-8330/3, IRAS19254-72 , XGPS_010, XGPS_011
29/03/2001 2E 0453.8-6834, Nova LMC 2000, 3EG 1249-8330/4
28/03/2001 SV Cam, Mrk 3
27/03/2001 Markarian 6
26/03/2001 OMC2/3, XGPS_009
25/03/2001 OMC2/3
24/03/2001 NOVA Sco 1998, NOVA Sco 1997, XGPS_007, XGPS_008
23/03/2001 3EG 1249-8330/1, 3EG 1249-8330/2
22/03/2001 WR110, GRS 1758-258 (ToO), XGPS_005, XGPS_006
21/03/2001 Field I, Field II, PSR B1742-30
20/03/2001 NGC 2264 north, Crab Pulsar (EPIC calibration) Mrk 3
19/03/2001 epsilon CMa
18/03/2001 V1309 Ori, L1641-N
17/03/2001 PICTOR A (coordinated with SAX), IRAS05189-2524
16/03/2001 NGC2300 Group, Her X-1 (low state)
15/03/2001 HD 33798, Capella (RGS calibration)
14/03/2001 3C 111 (coordinated with XTE)
13/03/2001 4U0614+09 (coordinated with XTE), GammaTau
12/03/2001 V410 Tau, Mrk 3
11/03/2001 V410 Tau
10/03/2001 Field III, Kepler's SN, XGPS_002, XGPS_003, XGPS_004
09/03/2001 HD159176,NOVA Sgr 1998,
08/03/2001 4U1755-33, HD164794, XGPS_001, G16.7+0.1
07/03/2001 X1822-371 (coordinated with XTE and SAX)
06/03/2001 IRAS18325-5926
05/03/2001 IRAS18325-5926
04/03/2001 AlphaTrA, Her X-1 (high state), Field VI
03/03/2001 AlphaTrA
02/03/2001 NGC 6300, RX J1713.7-3941, SAX J1711.6-380 (TOO)
01/03/2001 Circinus X-1 (coordinated with XRE), Triangulum Off2
28/02/2001 Circinus X-1 (coordinated with XTE), PSR B1449-64, Field V, Field IV, 1SAXJ1649.9+04
27/02/2001 Triangulum Off1, Sco X-1 (calibration)
26/02/2001 GX 339-4 (coordinated with XTE and SAX), PDS 456 (coordianted with XTE and SAX), B2 1721+34
25/02/2001 HD148937, NOVA Oph 1998
24/02/2001 GS1124-68
23/02/2001 Sz 6 (calibration)
22/02/2001 3C58, HR1099 (calibration)
21/02/2001 GRB010220 (TOO)
20/02/2001 MXB 1659-298, 1700-37
19/02/2001 1700-37 (phase=896.50), Rho Oph Core
18/02/2001 G337.2-0.7, 1700-37
17/02/2001 1700-37 (phase=896.25), Triangulum (center)
16/02/2001 RXCJ0307.0-2840, CFRS3h
15/02/2001 UX Arietis (coordinated with Chandra, VLA and VLBA)
14/02/2001 MS0205.7+3509,RX J0256.5+0006
13/02/2001 B2 1721+34, VY Arietis (coordinated with VLBA)
12/02/2001 4U1624-49 (PV target)
11/02/2001 IC 0342, PMN 0525-3343 (affected by SICRAL launch)
10/02/2001 NGC 5033, A 426, UGC2608 (affected by SICRAL launch)
09/02/2001 2A 0335+096 (affected by SICRAL launch)
08/02/2001 Galactic Plane 20, 21, 22, 23
07/02/2001 Galactic Plane 18, 19
06/02/2001 SA95-42 (OM calibration), A2055, Galactic Plane 7,8,10
05/02/2001 MBM 12 (Pos. 2)
04/02/2001 EXO 0748-67 (OM calibration), X1543-62
03/02/2001 EXO 0748-67 (OM calibration), HD93403
02/02/2001 Centaurus A, NGC 5506 (coordinated with SAX) (affected by SICRAL Dress Rehearsal)
01/02/2001 A 496
31/01/2001 NGC5266, IC 4329a (coordinated with SAX), UZ LIB
30/01/2001 A426
29/01/2001 NGC2516 (calibration), McNaught-Hartley (comet)
28/01/2001 Z And
27/01/2001 Cen X-3
26/01/2001 Her X-1 (PV target), lam Andromeda
25/01/2001 NGC 5846
24/01/2001 ESO 198-G24 (coordinated with SAX)
23/01/2001 PG 1407+265 (affected by ERS contingency)
22/01/2001 XB1254-69
21/01/2001 NGC 4945 (coordinated with XTE), HD 117555
20/01/2001 AB Dor (RGS routine calibration)
19/01/2001 Pictor A (coordinated with SAX), xi Boo A
18/01/2001 RX J0318.2-0301
17/01/2001 30 Ari
16/01/2001 A 262
15/01/2001 Abell 209
14/01/2001 Mrk 841 (coordinated with SAX), UZFor (PV target), LBQS 0053-0134
13/01/2001 Mrk 841 (coordinated with SAX), Alpha CrB (coordinated with VLA & VLBA)
12/01/2001 X 0918-54, PSR 1259-63, NGC 5044
11/01/2001 G1, A1837
10/01/2001 HD 223460, IRAS 00235+1024
09/01/2001 IC 0883, HD 111812
08/01/2001 Abell 1644, HD 117555
07/01/2001 NGC 660, LP 944-20
06/01/2001 Cl0024+17
05/01/2001 NGC 4968, NGC 4636
04/01/2001 NGC 4507
03/01/2001 278-010 , GP Com
02/01/2001 NGC 4649
01/01/2001 NGC 300
31/12/2000 HD 93403, A 189
30/12/2000 CL 0016+16, EK Draconi
29/12/2000 Cas A
28/12/2000 HD 93403, NOVA Mus 1998, 1E 1048.1-5937, NGC 3783
27/12/2000 Cas A, M31 core (PV target)
26/12/2000 NGC 7469 (RGS calibration), NGC 300
25/12/2000 Mrk 335
24/12/2000 A3112, HD 93403, NGC 4325, NGC 5548
23/12/2000 Z And (in outburst)
22/12/2000 NGC 4151 (coordinated with SAX and XTE)
21/12/2000 NGC 4151 (coordinated with SAX)
20/12/2000 2S0921-630
19/12/2000 N LMC 1995
18/12/2000 ESO 244-G 017, RX J0925.7-4758
17/12/2000 G133-69
16/12/2000 RX J0925.7-4758
15/12/2000 PSR 1055-52
14/12/2000 Ton S 180
13/12/2000 NGC 253
12/12/2000 BPM16274 (OM calibration)
11/12/2000 BPM16274 & AB Dor (double boresight performance test)
10/12/2000 Coma cluster (PV target)
09/12/2000 NGC 4258, HCG51
08/12/2000 Hydra A cluster
07/12/2000 Vela Fragment A
06/11/2000 A1413, B2 1028+31
05/12/2000 Zw 3146
04/12/2000WW Hor , 1H 0419-577, planned power outage of MOC
03/12/2000Canopus (RGS calibration) , PSR B0833-45
02/12/2000PSR B0833-45
01/12/2000ESO 198-G24 , MCG-2-58-22 (coordinated with SAX)
30/11/2000 Abell 2597 , CF Tuc
29/11/2000MR 2251-178 , HD 209458 /ToO
28/11/2000 NGC 3185 , NGC 3227 (coordinated with SAX)
27/11/2000NGC 3628
26/11/2000operations affected by solar flare
25/11/2000LHA 120-N63A , SN 1987A
24/11/2000A 4059 , LMC X-3
23/11/2000HVC Complex M , BPM16274 (OM calibration)
22/11/2000HE 1029-140 , B2 1128+31 , DP Leo (PV target)
21/11/2000RXj 0720.4-3125 (EPIC calibration)
20/11/2000PKS 2155-304 (coordinated with Mark 6 (TeV observation))
19/11/2000 PKS 2155-304 (coordinated with Mark 6 (TeV observation))
18/11/2000 LBQS 2212-1759 (target close to the Anti-Leonids position)
17/11/2000 LBQS 2212-1759 (target close to the Anti-Leonids position)
16/11/2000 Anti-Leonids (EPIC re-calibration after solar flare)
15/11/2000 Anti-Leonids (EPIC re-calibration after solar flare)
14/11/2000 Mkn 421 (RGS re-calibration after solar flare)
13/11/2000 Mkn 421 (RGS re-calibration after solar flare)
12/11/2000 operations affected by solar flare
11/11/2000 operations affected by solar flare
10/11/2000 operations affected by solar flare
09/11/2000 operations affected by solar flare
08/11/2000 RXJ0806.4-4123
07/11/2000 Praesepe
06/11/2000 Cl0939+472
05/11/2000 cfrs10h, PG 0844+349
04/11/2000 Q0932+5006, PG 0804+761
03/11/2000 pi1 Ursae Majoris
02/11/2000 Vela X-1, Mkn 421 (routine calibration)
01/11/2000 NGC2516 (routine calibration)
31/10/2000 PKS 0745-19
30/10/2000 NGC188
29/10/2000 NGC188
28/10/2000 AB Dor (routine calibration)
27/10/2000 GRB001025 (TOO), AB Dor (routine calibration)
26/10/2000 REJ2248-511
25/10/2000 Mkn509 (PV), A3921
24/10/2000 Procyon (PV)
23/10/2000 Procyon
22/10/2000 RXJ0658-55
21/10/2000 1H 0707-495, LMC X-1, RXJ0658-55
20/10/2000 Markarian 3
19/10/2000 Markarian 3
18/10/2000 IKT 23
17/10/2000 NGC 1313, IKT 18
16/10/2000 AT Miscroscopii (coordinated with VLA)
15/10/2000 Zeta Puppis (PV), IKT 5
14/10/2000 AU Microscopii (coordinated with VLA)
13/10/2000 PMN J0623-6436, A3667 (field 2), AU Microscopii (coordinated with VLA)
12/10/2000 RIDGE (field 3 and 4)
11/10/2000 A3266 (field 2), NOVA Sco 1997, NOVA Sco 1998, NOVA Sgr 1998
10/10/2000 PKS0558-504
09/10/2000 UGC 3973, YZ Canis Minoris (coordinated with VLA), A3266 (field 3)
08/10/2000 RIDGE (field 1 and 2)
07/10/2000 LMC deep field
06/10/2000 MS1137.5+6625
05/10/2000 HVC Complex A, Polaris Flare, MS1137.5+6625
04/10/2000 A3667 (field 3 and 5)
03/10/2000 Calibration (closed filter), A3667 (field 4 and 3)
02/10/2000 A3667 (field 6)
01/10/2000 PSR J0751+18, A3266 (field 1)
30/09/2000 YY Gem (coordinated with Chandra)
29/09/2000 N132D (calibration), ESO 15-IG011, YY Gem (coordinated with Chandra)
28/09/2000 SNR IC443 (field 4)
27/09/2000 A3266 (field 4), SNR IC443 (field 3)
26/09/2000 SNR IC443 (field 1)
25/09/2000 A3266 (field 5), SNR IC443 (field 2)
24/09/2000GC2, GC10
23/09/2000A3266_f6, GC1, GC2
22/09/2000NGC 6240
21/09/2000A3667_f1, GC5, GC8
20/09/2000NGC 6656
19/09/2000RXJ0059.2-7138, GC4, GRS 1758-25, NGC 6656
18/09/2000RXJ1712.6-2414
17/09/2000no X-ray observations because of solar flare
16/09/2000no X-ray observations because of solar flare
15/09/2000no X-ray observations because of solar flare
14/09/2000no X-ray observations because of solar flare
13/09/2000no X-ray observations because of solar flare
12/09/2000rho Oph cloud, solar flare
11/09/2000X1705-440, GC7, GX 339-4, rho Oph cloud
10/09/2000L1551 cloud
09/09/2000VB50, L1551 cloud
08/09/2000A2163 of4
07/09/2000PSR1509, RXJ1548.2-4528, X1636-536
06/09/2000alpha Persei
05/09/2000HD283572, alpha Persei
04/09/2000MCG -02-14-009, HD 33798
03/09/2000VB71, Gl 182
02/09/2000Pleiades
01/09/2000Pleiades-1
31/08/2000A2163 of3
30/08/2000MCG -01-13-025, Marano07, Marano08, A2163 of2
29/08/2000A 2163 off1
28/08/2000Nova LMC 2000 (ToO), A 2163
27/08/2000 SCO-CEN PT1, HR 1099 (RGS calibration)
26/08/2000 MBM 12, Marano 05, Marano 06, SCO-CEN PT1
25/08/2000 Sco Cen
24/08/2000 Marano 01, Marano 02, Marano 03, Marano 04, Sco Cen
23/08/2000 MKW 3s
22/08/2000 Marano 14, Marano 15, Marano 13, MKW 3s
21/08/2000 A 2052
20/08/2000 MBM16, SN 1006 (SE)
19/08/2000 A399/401, UZ LIB
18/08/2000 A399/401
17/08/2000 SN 1006 SW, A399/401
16/08/2000 RCW86 (SE), RCW86 (NE), RCW86 (NW)
15/08/2000 Launch & Early Orbit Phase support of Cluster II
14/08/2000 Launch & Early Orbit Phase support of Cluster II
13/08/2000 Launch & Early Orbit Phase support of Cluster II
12/08/2000 Launch & Early Orbit Phase support of Cluster II
11/08/2000 Launch & Early Orbit Phase support of Cluster II
10/08/2000 Launch & Early Orbit Phase support of Cluster II
09/08/2000 Launch & Early Orbit Phase support of Cluster II and internal calibration
08/08/2000 SDS-4 (Subaru-field), PSR1509 (pn absolute timing calibration) and Launch & Early Orbit Phase support of Cluster II
07/08/2000 M33_3, OY Car (OM fast mode calibration)
06/08/2000 SDS-3 (Subaru-Field)
05/08/2000 SDS-2 (Subaru-Field)
04/08/2000 M33_1, M33_2, SDS-2 (Subaru-Field)
03/08/2000 SDS-1(Subaru-Field)
02/08/2000 M33_12, M33_4, SDS-1 (Subaru-Field)
01/08/2000 SDS-1 (Subaru-field)
31/07/2000 PHL 1092, Q 0226-10, SDS-1 (Subaru-field)
30/07/2000 NGC 1068
29/07/2000 NGC 1068, Mrk 1014
28/07/2000 Eta Carinae, G290.1-0.8, Mark 1383
27/07/2000 Cas A (PV)
26/07/2000 Nova LMC 2000 (TOO), Eta Carinae
25/07/2000 Cas A (PV)
24/07/2000 Launch & Early Orbit Phase support of Cluster II and observation of Groth-Westphal
23/ 07/2000 Launch & Early Orbit Phase support of Cluster II and observation of Groth-Westphal
22/07/2000 Launch & Early Orbit Phase support of Cluster II and observation of Groth-Westphal Strip
21/07/2000 Launch & Early Orbit Phase support of Cluster II
20/07/2000 Launch & Early Orbit Phase support of Cluster II and solar flare
19/07/2000 Launch & Early Orbit Phase support of Cluster II and solar flare
18/07/2000 Launch & Early Orbit Phase support of Cluster II and solar flare
17/07/2000 Launch & Early Orbit Phase support of Cluster II and solar flare
16/07/2000 Launch & Early Orbit Phase support of Cluster II and solar flare
15/07/2000 Launch & Early Orbit Phase support of Cluster II and solar flare
14/07/2000 observation suspended because of solar flare
13/07/2000 observation suspended because of solar flare
12/07/2000 MGC-6-30-15 (in coordination with XTE)
11/07/2000 MGC-6-30-15 (in coordination with XTE)
10/07/2000 Marano pointing 16, 10, 11 and 12
09/07/2000 Mkn359, EQ Peg, HD223460
08/07/2000 NGC 1511, 2E 0525.3-6601
07/07/2000 N103B, Marano pointing 9
06/07/2000 Fairall 9, 2E 0506.0-6805
05/07/2000 Q 0056-363, Magellanic Bridge
04/07/2000 IIIZW2, 2E 0509.5-6734
03/07/2000 G133-69 Pos_2
02/07/2000 Ex Hydrae, NGC 4593
01/07/2000 Ex Hydrae

Main completed activities in Calibration and Performance Verification Phase

Date Activity
01/07/2000 Begin of Routine Phase Operation
30/06/2000 OY Car : Performamce Verification Observation, OM fast mode
29/06/2000 Tycho: Performance Verification Observation
28/06/2000 Abell 1835: Performance Verification Observation
27/06/2000 Coma pointing 3: Performance Verification Observation
26/06/2000 Abell 1795: Performance Verification Observation
25/06/2000 M31 core pointing: Performance Verification Observation
24/06/2000 Coma pointing 7 and 11: Performance Verification Observation
23/06/2000 Coma pointing 4: Performance Verification Observation
22/06/2000 Coma pointing 10: Performance Verification Observation
Coma background pointing
21/06/2000 Coma pointing 1: Payload Verification Observation
20/06/2000 IRAS 13349+2438: Payload Verification Observation
19/06/2000 Current Calibration File components were generated reflecting the status of the preliminary calibration data analysis. The CCF is in the process of being finalized ready to be made public together with the first data.
19/06/2000 M87: Payload Verification Observation
18/06/2000 Akn 564: GT observation
3C273 onaxis pointing: RGS effective area, OM contamination monitoring
17/06/2000 Akn 564: GT observation
16/06/2000 3C273 onaxis and +1.5 arcmin offset pointing: RGS effective area measurement.
15/06/2000 3C273 onaxis and +7 arcmin offset pointing: RGS effective area measurement.
The onaxis 3C273 observation was coordinated with BeppoSAX.
14/06/2000 3C273 onaxis pointing: RGS effective area measurement, OM contamination monitoring.
This 3C273 observation was coordinated with Chandra and Rossi-XTE.
13/06/2000 3C273 offset pointings -7, -1.5 arcmin: RGS effective area measurement.
12/06/2000 Coma pointing 6: Payload Verification Observation
11/06/2000 Coma pointing 2 and 9: Payload Verification Observation
10/06/2000 NGC 2516: EPIC platescale and astrometry calibration
09/06/2000 LMC X-3: EPIC PSF calibration
08/06/2000 Zeta Puppis: RGS Payload Verifcation Observation
07/06/2000 AB Dor: RGS wavelength scale calibration
06/06/2000 GD153: OM spectro-/photometric calibration
05/06/2000 G158-100: OM spectro-/photometric calibration
04/06/2000 NGC 253: Payload Verification Observation
Hz 43: EPIC filter passband calibration and contamination monitoring
03/06/2000 NGC 253: Payload Verification Observation
02/06/2000 BPM16274: OM detector linearity and UV grism test
01/06/2000 Abell 2690: OM photometric calibration
31/05/2000 PKS2155-304: RGS effective area (coordinated observation with Chandra)
30/05/2000 PKS2155-304: RGS effective area (coordinated observation with Chandra)
29/05/2000 Coma central pointing and pointing no. 5: Payload Verification Observation
28/05/2000 Target of Opportunity observation
27/05/2000 PSR0540: RGS effective area calibration
26/05/2000 PSR0540: RGS effective area calibration
25/05/2000 Mkn 421: RGS effective area calibration
24/05/2000 PKS0558-504: EPIC mode and pile-up testing
24/05/2000 Status of calibration:
EPIC QE calibrated to an accuracy of better than 10%. No change in charge transfer efficiency of CCDs observed since launch.
RGS wavelength scale accurate to 20 mA. The RGS effective area was measured to agree better than 20% with the expectations from prelaunch calibrations.
OM astrometric solution calibrated to an accuracy of better than 2 arcsec. PSF (FWHM) measured as 1.5 arcsec for the V-filter, which is in agreement with prelaunch measurements. Work is ongoing in all areas.
23/05/2000 N132D: EPIC gain, CTE and contamination monitoring
22/05/2000 N132D: EPIC gain, CTE and contamination monitoring
21/05/2000 MS1229.2+6430: EPIC contamination monitoring and low energy response
20/05/2000 Mkn 766: Payload Verification Observation
19/05/2000 Lockman Hole: Payload Verification Observation
18/05/2000 BPM16274: OM UV throughput measurement
17/05/2000 Spacecraft slew calibration, EPIC internal calibration measurements
16/05/2000 post eclipse instrument activation
15/05/2000 Alpha-Pic offset pointings: EPIC straylight calibration measurements
Canopus offset pointings: RGS straylight calibration measurements
14/05/2000 Alpha-Pic pointings: EPIC straylight calibration measurements
13/05/2000 RXJ 0720.4-3125: RGS timing calibration
12/05/2000 post eclipse instrument activation
11/05/2000 AS 1101: Payload Verification Observation
10/05/2000 post eclipse instrument activation
09/05/2000 N132D: EPIC gain, CTE and contamination measurements
Canopus offset pointings: RGS straylight calibration measurements
08/05/2000 post eclipse instrument activation
07/05/2000 Mkn 205: mode and pile up dependence of EPIC response
06/05/2000 Mkn 205: mode and pile up dependence of EPIC response
05/05/2000 Lockman Hole: Payload Verification Observation
04/05/2000 post eclipse instrument activation
03/05/2000 Perth ground station supports GOES-L launch: no instrument operation
02/05/2000 Lockman Hole: Payload Verification Observation
01/05/2000 AB Dor: RGS wavelength scale
30/04/2000 AB Dor: RGS wavelength scale
29/04/2000 Lockman hole: Payload Verification Observation
28/04/2000 post eclipse instrument activation
27/04/2000 Lockman hole: Payload Verification Observation
26/04/2000 post eclipse instrument activation
25/04/2000 YY Gem: Payload Verification Observation
24/04/2000 YY Gem: Payload Verification Observation
23/04/2000 Canopus off-axis pointings: RGS straylight measurements
CAL 83: EPIC passband calibration and contamination monitoring
22/04/2000 Canopus off-axis pointings: RGS straylight calibration
21/04/2000 EXO0749-676: EPIC timing calibration
20/04/2000 Canopus off-axis pointings: RGS straylight calibration
19/04/2000 LMC X-3: EPIC pn PSF calibration
18/04/2000 post eclipse instrument activation
17/04/2000 1ESO102-72: EPIC gain, CTE calibration and contamination monitoring
G21.5-09 off-axis pointing: EPIC effective area measurement
16/04/2000 1ESO102-72: EPIC gain, CTE calibration and contamination monitoring
15/04/2000 Canopus off-axis pointings: RGS straylight measurements
G21.5-09 off-axis pointing: EPIC effective area measurement
14/04/2000 Canopus off-axis pointings: RGS straylight measurements
13/04/2000 MS0737.9+7441: X-ray mirror contamination monitoring measurement (cont.)
12/04/2000 MS0737.9+7441: X-ray mirror contamination monitoring measurement
11/04/2000 GX13+1 off-axis pointing: RGS effective area
G21.5-09 offset pointing: EPIC effective area
10/04/2000 Canopus offset pointing: RGS Straylight/optical loading
09/04/2000 GX13+1: RGS effective area
G21.5-09 offset pointing: EPIC effective area
08/04/2000 Canopus on-axis: RGS straylight calibration
07/04/2000 NGC 2516 continuation: EPIC PSF, platescale and boresight calibration
G21.5-09: EPIC effective area
06/04/2000 NGC 2516: EPIC platescale and boresight calibration
start of eclipse season
05/04/2000 EXO 0748-67: OM focus test
04/04/2000 EXO 0748-67: OM focus test
03/04/2000 GX13+1 offset pointing: RGS effective area - angular dependence
01/04/2000 GX13+1 on-axis and offset pointing: RGS effective area
31/03/2000 PKS0312-770: MOS on-axis PSF
30/03/2000 Crab: X-ray stray-light calibration with large off-axis angles (cont'd)
GX13+1: RGS effective area calibrations
29/03/2000 Crab: on-axis observations for effective area
28/03/2000 Spacecraft preparations for eclipse period
27/03/2000 Spacecraft preparations for eclipse period
26/03/2000 Crab: X-ray stray-light calibration with large off-axis angles
25/03/2000 Capella: RGS wavelength calibrations
24/03/2000 Capella: RGS wavelength calibrations
23/03/2000 Capella: RGS wavelength calibrations
22/03/2000 V2416 Sgr: OM grism calibrations
21/03/2000 Target of opportunity observation of MXB 1659-298
20/03/2000 RT Ser: OM visual grism calibration
19/03/2000 PKS0537: EPIC mode and pile-up calibration
16/03/2000 Hyades: plate scale calibrations
15/03/2000 Hyades: plate scale calibrations
14/03/2000 A496: telescope vignetting
13/03/2000 A496: telescope vignetting
12/03/2000 3C58: X-ray effective area calibrations; NGC 2516: bore-sight calibrations
11/03/2000 3C58: X-ray effective area calibrations
10/03/2000 Sco X-1: RGS CCD gain calibrations

Status at end of Commissioning Phase


Main completed activities

Date Activity
10/03/2000 begin of calibration phase
09/03/2000 RGS CTI measurement
08/03/2000 update of RGS on-board software and verifications
07/03/2000 RGS mode testing
06/03/2000 the first target of opportunity observation of XMM-Newton: SAX J1808.4-3658
05/03/2000 verification of updated EPIC on-board software; OM stray-light investigations; improved bore-sight correction matrix (SIAM);
04/03/2000 RGS CTI measurement; EPIC mode tests
03/03/2000 upload of new RGS on-board software; investigations of performance of EPIC CCD's
02/03/2000 EPIC threshold optimization and mode tests
01/03/2000 bore-sight verification test; OM tracking performance test and s/c drift measurement with OM
29/02/2000 continuation of internal SOC testing with all instruments activated
28/02/2000 internal SOC testing and PSF measurements
27/02/2000 optimization of OM high voltage
26/02/2000 measurements of X-ray stray-light
25/02/2000 calibration observation of LBB 227 for UV photometry brought forward due to visibility constraint of target; measurement of the high energy particle background with EPIC & RGS
24/02/2000 internal SOC testing; calibration observation of A3195 for OM photometry brought forward due to visibility constraint of target;
23/02/2000 OM focal length calibrations part 2
22/02/2000 OM focal length calibrations part 1
21/02/2000 OM mode testing and internal calibration
20/02/2000 EPIC & RGS tests of timing mode
19/02/2000 RGS mode testing and continuation of EPIC CTI measurements with internal calibration source
18/02/2000 EPIC CTI measurements, RGS wavelength scale verifications
17/02/2000 EPIC filter integrity tests
16/02/2000 internal SOC testing
15/02/2000 OM filter testing
14/02/2000 EPIC mode testing
13/02/2000 contamination study continued & continuation of EPIC instrument modes tests
12/02/2000 contamination study continued & testing of EPIC instrument modes
11/02/2000 CCD contamination checks were performed with RGS
10/02/2000 continuation of RGS bore-sight/wavelength scale
09/02/2000 new bore-sight correction matrix (SIAM) and measurements of the RGS bore-sight/wavelength scale
09/02/2000 First light data displayed at a press conference
08/02/2000 Testing of additional instrument modes of RGS
07/02/2000 RGS 1 door opened; first spectrum of an astronomical source.
25/01/2000 RGS 2 door opened; first spectrum of an astronomical source.
21/01/2000 EPIC MOS 1 & MOS 2 images on the same sky area as PN (continued on 22-24/01/00)
19/01/2000 EPIC PN images (continued on 20/01/00)
17/01/2000 Series of EPIC PN engineering exposures (filter wheel closed) -continued on 18/01/2000
16/01/2000 Switch-on of all EPIC PN CCD's
16/01/2000 OM focus test
13/01/2000 OM filter integrity check (continued on January 14-15)
11/01/2000 OM full frame image V-filter exposure (downloaded at ~23:30)
11/01/2000 EPIC MOS 2 door opened; command sent at 19:03:30; confirmation 1 minute later
11/01/2000 EPIC PN door opened; command sent at 17:58:03; confirmation 1 minute later
11/01/2000 EPIC MOS 1 door opened; command sent at 17:20:33; confirmation 1 minute later
10/01/2000 All EPIC MOS 2 observing modes successfully exercised
09/01/2000 All EPIC MOS 1 observing modes successfully exercised
08/01/2000 RGS 1 & 2 diagnostic images
07/01/2000 RGS 1 & 2 diagnostic images; OM diagnostic images and on-board "flat-fielding"
06/01/2000 EPIC MOS 1 diagnostic, offset/variance and full-frame images
06/01/2000 RGS 1 & 2 CCD set-up and functional checks
05/01/2000 EPIC MOS 2 diagnostic, offset/variance and full-frame images
05/01/2000 Optical Monitor (OM) switched-on; memory code uploaded; initial check-out; filter wheel test
05/01/2000 EPIC PN instrument switched-on; initial check-out; filter wheel test; test image downloaded
04/01/2000 2 RGS & 2 EPIC MOS instruments switched-on; memory code uploaded; initial check-out
19/12/1999 EPIC Radiation Monitor switched-on at 11:02
18/12/1999 Optical Monitor Telescope door opened at 14:02
17/12/1999 All three X-ray telescope doors opened at 16:02
16/12/1999 Apogee height correction manoeuvre at 13:02 (92 s)
15/12/1999 Final Perigee raising manoeuvre at 12:10 (35 min)
13/12/1999 Third Perigee raising manoeuvre at 11:32 (65 min)
12/12/1999 EPIC switch-on and venting. Venting continued over 13/12 until nominal pressure was reached.
11/12/1999 Second Perigee raising manoeuvre at 14:12 (99 min)
11/12/1999 First Perigee raising manoeuvre at 12:20 (53 min)
10/12/1999 Telescope Sun shield deployed at 17:34
10/12/1999 Both solar arrays deployed at 15:41:10
10/12/1999 Separation from launcher at 15:01:45
10/12/1999 Lift-off at 14:32:07

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