XMM-RGS Post-Launch Support Continuation

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Mullard Space Science Laboratory


We propose to continue to support the operations of the RGS, an instrument which is flying on the European Space Agency XMM-Newton observatory, and which is returning very detailed X-ray spectra of cosmic sources. The high quality of the data returned by the RGS (in terms of sensitivity and resolution) allows astronomers to determine the physical conditions of sources of high-energy radiation, in our Galaxy and far beyond, with unprecedented accuracy.


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