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



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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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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.

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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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