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World Space Observatory-UltraViolet: International Space Mission for the Nearest Future

Sachkov, Mikhail and Gómez de Castro, Ana Inés and Pagano, Isabella and Torres, Francisco and Zaiko, Yuri and Shustov, Boris (2009) World Space Observatory-UltraViolet: International Space Mission for the Nearest Future. In New quests in stellar astrophysics II. Springer, pp. 301-308. ISBN 978-0-387-87620-7

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Abstract

The World Space Observatory UltraViolet (WSO-UV) project is an international space observatory designed for observations in the ultraviolet domain where some of the most important astrophysical processes can be efficiently studied with unprecedented sensitivity. WSO-UV is a multipurpose observatory, consisting of a 170 cm aperture telescope, capable of high-resolution spectroscopy, long slit low-resolution spectroscopy, and deep UV and optical imaging. With a nominal mission life time of 5 years, and a planned extension to 10 years, from a geosynchronous orbit with an inclination of 51.8 degrees, the WSO-UV will provide observations that are of exceptional importance for the study of many astrophysical problems. WSO-UV is implemented in the framework of a collaboration between Russia (chair), China, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Ukraine. This article is the first of three papers in this proceedings dedicated to the WSO-UV project This paper gives general information on the WSO-UV project and its status.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:International Conference on Untraviolet Properties of Evolved Stellar Populations, APR 16-20, 2007, Puerto Vallarta, MEXICO
Uncontrolled Keywords:Astronomy & Astrophysics
Subjects:Sciences > Mathematics > Astronomy
ID Code:15994
Deposited On:18 Jul 2012 10:44
Last Modified:18 Jul 2012 10:44

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