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Ten years of Chandra: reflecting back on engineering lessons learned during the design, fabrication, integration, test, and verification of NASA's great x-ray observatory
Author(s): Gary Matthews; Keith Havey
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Paper Abstract

This paper emphasizes how the Chandra telescope hardware was designed, tested, verified, and accepted for flight to benefit all future missions that must find efficient ways to drive out cost and schedule while still maintaining an acceptable level of risk. Examples of how the verification methodology mitigated risk will be provided, along with actual flight telemetry which confirms the robustness of the Chandra Telescope design and its verification methodology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2010
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7738, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy IV, 77380Y (4 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858268
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Gary Matthews, ITT Geospatial Systems (United States)
Keith Havey, ITT Geospatial Systems (United States)

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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