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On-orbit performance of the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE)
Author(s): David J. Sahnow; Henry W. Moos; Thomas B. Ake; B. G. Andersson; Martial Andre; David Artis; Alice F. Berman; William P. Blair; Kenneth R. Brownsberger; Humberto M. Calvani; Pierre Chayer; Steven J. Conard; Paul D. Feldman; Scott D. Friedman; Alex W. Fullerton; Geoffrey A. Gaines; James C. Green; Mark A. Gummin; J. B. Joyce; Mary Elizabeth Kaiser; Jeffrey W. Kruk; Don J. Lindler; Derck Massa; Edward M. Murphy; William R. Oegerle; Raymond G. Ohl; Steven N. Osterman; Bryce A. Roberts; Katherine C. Roth; Ravi Sankrit; Kenneth R. Sembach; Robin L. Shelton; Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Harold A. Weaver; Erik Wilkinson
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Paper Abstract

The Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) satellite was launched into orbit on June 24, 1999. FUSE is now making 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 angstroms). 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. In this paper, we describe the on- orbit performance of the FUSE satellite during its first nine months of operation, including measurements of sensitivity and resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4013, UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, (28 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.394015
Show Author Affiliations
David J. Sahnow, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Henry W. Moos, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Thomas B. Ake, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
B. G. Andersson, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Martial Andre, Johns Hopkins Univ. and Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (United States)
David Artis, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Alice F. Berman, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
William P. Blair, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Kenneth R. Brownsberger, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Humberto M. Calvani, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Pierre Chayer, Johns Hopkins Univ. and Univ. of Victoria (United States)
Steven J. Conard, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Paul D. Feldman, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Scott D. Friedman, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Alex W. Fullerton, Johns Hopkins Univ. and Univ. of Victoria (United States)
Geoffrey A. Gaines, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
James C. Green, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Mark A. Gummin, MAG Systems (United States)
J. B. Joyce, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Mary Elizabeth Kaiser, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Jeffrey W. Kruk, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Don J. Lindler, Advanced Computer Concepts, Inc. (United States)
Derck Massa, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Edward M. Murphy, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
William R. Oegerle, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Raymond G. Ohl, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Steven N. Osterman, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Bryce A. Roberts, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Katherine C. Roth, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Ravi Sankrit, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Kenneth R. Sembach, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Robin L. Shelton, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Harold A. Weaver, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Erik Wilkinson, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4013:
UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments
James B. Breckinridge; Peter Jakobsen, Editor(s)

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