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The MUSE project from the dream toward reality
Author(s): P. Callier; M. Accardo; L. Adjali; H. Anwand; R. Bacon; S. M. Bauer; I. Biswas; D. Boudon; S. Brau-Nogué; L. Brotons; L. Capoani; T. Contini; E. Daguisé; S. Deiries; B. Delabre; J.-P. Dubois; M. Dupieux; C. Dupuy; T. Fechner; A. Fleischmann; M. François; G. Gallou; T. Gharsa; A. Glindemann; D. Gojak; G. Hansali; T. Hahn; A. Jarno; A. Kelz; C. Koehler; J. Kosmalski; F. Laurent; M. Le Floch; J.-L. Lizon; M. Loupias; A. Manescau; C. Monstein; H. Nicklas; J.-C. Olaya; L. Parès; L. Pasquini; A. Pécontal-Rousset; C. Petit; E. Popow; R. Reiss; A. Remillieux; E. Renault; M. Roth; G. Rupprecht; D. Serre; O. Streicher; R. Stuik; J. Vernet; P. Weilbacher; L. Wisotzki; N. Yerle
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Paper Abstract

MUSE (Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer) is a second generation instrument developed for ESO (European Southern Observatory) to be installed on the VLT (Very Large Telescope) in year 2012. The MUSE project is supported by a European consortium of 7 institutes. After a successful Final Design Review the project is now facing a turning point which consist in shifting from design to manufacturing, from calculation to test, ... from dream to reality. At the start, many technical and management challenges were there as well as unknowns. They could all be derived of the same simple question: How to deal with complexity? The complexity of the instrument, of the work to de done, of the organization, of the interfaces, of financial and procurement rules, etc. This particular moment in the project life cycle is the opportunity to look back and evaluate the management methods implemented during the design phase regarding this original question. What are the lessons learn? What has been successful? What could have been done differently? Finally, we will look forward and review the main challenges of the MAIT (Manufacturing Assembly Integration and Test) phase which has just started as well as the associated new processes and evolutions needed.

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Date Published: 5 August 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7738, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy IV, 77380S (5 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857328
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P. Callier, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
M. Accardo, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
L. Adjali, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
H. Anwand, Institut für Astrophysik, Georg-August-Univ. Göttingen (Germany)
R. Bacon, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
S. M. Bauer, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
I. Biswas, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
D. Boudon, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
S. Brau-Nogué, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier (France)
L. Brotons, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
L. Capoani, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
T. Contini, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier (France)
E. Daguisé, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
S. Deiries, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
B. Delabre, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
J.-P. Dubois, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
M. Dupieux, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier (France)
C. Dupuy, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
T. Fechner, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
A. Fleischmann, Institut für Astrophysik, Georg-August-Univ. Göttingen (Germany)
M. François, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
G. Gallou, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier (France)
T. Gharsa, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier (France)
A. Glindemann, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
D. Gojak, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
G. Hansali, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
T. Hahn, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
A. Jarno, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
A. Kelz, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
C. Koehler, Institut für Astrophysik, Georg-August-Univ. Göttingen (Germany)
J. Kosmalski, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
F. Laurent, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
M. Le Floch, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier (France)
J.-L. Lizon, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
M. Loupias, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
A. Manescau, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
C. Monstein, Institute for Astronomy, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
H. Nicklas, Institut für Astrophysik, Georg-August-Univ. Göttingen (Germany)
J.-C. Olaya, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
L. Parès, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier (France)
L. Pasquini, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
A. Pécontal-Rousset, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
C. Petit, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
E. Popow, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
R. Reiss, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
A. Remillieux, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
E. Renault, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, Univ. Claude-Bernard Lyon I (France)
M. Roth, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
G. Rupprecht, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
D. Serre, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
O. Streicher, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
R. Stuik, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
J. Vernet, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
P. Weilbacher, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
L. Wisotzki, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
N. Yerle, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, CNRS, Univ. Paul Sabatier (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7738:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy IV
George Z. Angeli; Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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