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Preliminary performance estimates for the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) satellite
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Paper Abstract

The Far UV Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) satellite will make high spectral resolving power measurements of astrophysical objects in the 905-1187 angstrom wavelength region from low- earth orbit. Its high effective area and low background will permit observations of solar system, galactic, and extragalactic targets that have been too faint for previous instruments at this high resolution. Integration and test of the FUSE instrument is currently underway in preparation for launch in late 1998. We describe the current status of the FUSE satellite, including details of the optical and mechanical measurements made during component and subsystem- level testing. In addition, we make an estimate of instrument on-orbit performance from data obtained during instrument integration and test.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3356, Space Telescopes and Instruments V, (28 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324476
Show Author Affiliations
David J. Sahnow, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Scott D. Friedman, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Henry W. Moos, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
James C. Green, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3356:
Space Telescopes and Instruments V
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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