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18 December 2000 Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer: one year in orbit
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The Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) satellite was launched on June 24, 1999. FUSE is designed to make high resolution ((lambda) /(Delta) (lambda) equals 20,000 - 25,000) observations of solar system, galactic, and extragalactic targets in the far ultraviolet wavelength region (905 - 1187 angstrom). Its high effective area, low background and planned three year life allow observations of objects which have been too faint for previous high resolution instruments in this wavelength range. FUSE has now been in orbit for one year. We discuss the accomplishments of the FUSE mission during this time, and look ahead to the future now that normal operations are under way.
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David J. Sahnow, Henry W. Moos, Scott D. Friedman, William P. Blair, Steven J. Conard, Jeffrey W. Kruk, Edward M. Murphy, William R. Oegerle, and Thomas B. Ake III "Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer: one year in orbit", Proc. SPIE 4139, Instrumentation for UV/EUV Astronomy and Solar Missions, (18 December 2000);

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