XMM Newton. The Next Decade
Thanks to the recent generation of high energy observatories, astrophysics is witnessing a golden age of discovery in the X-ray domain.
Current technical evaluation demonstrates that the XMM-Newton spacecraft and its scientific instruments can continue to provide first class X-ray observations far into the next decade.
Other missions to be launched soon, like Herschel, Planck, GLAST, as well as new ground-based developments, will open up new challenging opportunities for multi-wavelength and follow-up observations to which XMM-Newton is ideally placed to make a major contribution.