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XMM 10 Years in Orbit - How we built it

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XMM 10 Years in Orbit - How we built it

  1. 1. XMM, 10 Years in Orbit How we built it Uwe Minne, 20.01.2010
  2. 2. ThisdocumentisthepropertyofAstrium.Itshallnotbecommunicatedtothirdpartieswithoutpriorwrittenagreement.Itscontentshallnotbedisclosed. 20.01.2010 We had to face several challenges to build three times 58 gold-coated nested mirrors including baffles to suppress visible and x-ray stray light solved by an outstanding ESA-Prime contractor cooperation and a company (MediaLario). Mayor steps to build the mirrors - manufacturing of 58 mandrels - lay down a gold reflecting surface on the mandrels - back it with Nickel-layer - ease off the mandrel
  3. 3. ThisdocumentisthepropertyofAstrium.Itshallnotbecommunicatedtothirdpartieswithoutpriorwrittenagreement.Itscontentshallnotbedisclosed. 20.01.2010 reached by an AOCS, specially designed for XMM and by the selection of suitable materials - AOCS was the only Subsystem in XMM - in today’s projects these AOCS-Performances are state of the art Narrow pointing accuracy and stability requirements
  4. 4. ThisdocumentisthepropertyofAstrium.Itshallnotbecommunicatedtothirdpartieswithoutpriorwrittenagreement.Itscontentshallnotbedisclosed. 20.01.2010 The size of 10,8 m Consequence of the Focal length of 7,5m The clean room in Friedrichshafen had to be modified. Transport to Kourou was by ship.
  5. 5. ThisdocumentisthepropertyofAstrium.Itshallnotbecommunicatedtothirdpartieswithoutpriorwrittenagreement.Itscontentshallnotbedisclosed. 20.01.2010 The schedule The critical path analysis revealed: LLI procurement & Manufacturing of FMs are on the critical path >> ITTs for those Units were released 1 month after KO Subcontractor Selection Process XMM-Newton was our first project which follows “ESA Best Practice Approach”.
  6. 6. ThisdocumentisthepropertyofAstrium.Itshallnotbecommunicatedtothirdpartieswithoutpriorwrittenagreement.Itscontentshallnotbedisclosed. 20.01.2010 XMM essential dates  05. Oct. 1994 Kick-off in Immenstaad for Phase B  Beg. Nov. 1994 First ITTs submitted to potential Subs  21. March 1996 C/D Contract signed in Paris  27. March 1996 C/D Kick off in Überlingen  09.-23.Sept. 1999 Ship-Transport to Kourou  05. Oct. 1999 FAR Presentation in Überlingen  10. Dec. 1999 Launch with Ariane V (V119)  31. March 2000 End of Commissioning-Phase
  7. 7. ThisdocumentisthepropertyofAstrium.Itshallnotbecommunicatedtothirdpartieswithoutpriorwrittenagreement.Itscontentshallnotbedisclosed. 20.01.2010 C/D Contract signed in Paris
  8. 8. ThisdocumentisthepropertyofAstrium.Itshallnotbecommunicatedtothirdpartieswithoutpriorwrittenagreement.Itscontentshallnotbedisclosed. 20.01.2010 XMM Phase C/D Kick-off
  9. 9. ThisdocumentisthepropertyofAstrium.Itshallnotbecommunicatedtothirdpartieswithoutpriorwrittenagreement.Itscontentshallnotbedisclosed. 20.01.2010 Flight Acceptance Review
  10. 10. ThisdocumentisthepropertyofAstrium.Itshallnotbecommunicatedtothirdpartieswithoutpriorwrittenagreement.Itscontentshallnotbedisclosed. 20.01.2010 Flight Acceptance Review
  11. 11. ThisdocumentisthepropertyofAstrium.Itshallnotbecommunicatedtothirdpartieswithoutpriorwrittenagreement.Itscontentshallnotbedisclosed. 20.01.2010 XMM on top of Ariane
  12. 12. ThisdocumentisthepropertyofAstrium.Itshallnotbecommunicatedtothirdpartieswithoutpriorwrittenagreement.Itscontentshallnotbedisclosed. 20.01.2010 The price linked to the schedule: if the schedule is met, the price-target is met as well underspent for in house target underspent for subcontractor envelope “No Games!” This Project-Philosophy was highly appreciated by the Prime!
  13. 13. ThisdocumentisthepropertyofAstrium.Itshallnotbecommunicatedtothirdpartieswithoutpriorwrittenagreement.Itscontentshallnotbedisclosed. 20.01.2010 Conclusion Why was XMM so successful? - excellent cooperation of all parties involved - concentration of the important issues
  14. 14. ThisdocumentisthepropertyofAstrium.Itshallnotbecommunicatedtothirdpartieswithoutpriorwrittenagreement.Itscontentshallnotbedisclosed. 20.01.2010 Launch at 15:32 MEZ Thanks to ESOC that our Baby was treated so carefully over ten Years

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