XMM-Newton-NEWS Special,    08-Mar-2004

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Dear Colleagues,

Some time ago, we decided to change the management structure for ESA's science missions in orbit in order to optimise the division between management and science decisions relevant to a mission. To this end, the previously existing combination of XMM-Newton Project Scientist and Project Manager in one person has been split into two distinct responsibilities:
Norbert Schartel (Norbert.Schartel@sciops.esa.int) has been appointed as Project Scientist and Fred Jansen continues as Mission Manager as a half-time role; he will also shortly become Mission Manager for Mars-Express.

Alvaro Gimenez
Head of the Research and Scientific Support Department