28 July 2000 On-orbit performance of the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE)
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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.
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David J. Sahnow, David J. Sahnow, Henry W. Moos, Henry W. Moos, Thomas B. Ake, Thomas B. Ake, B. G. Andersson, B. G. Andersson, Martial Andre, Martial Andre, David Artis, David Artis, Alice F. Berman, Alice F. Berman, William P. Blair, William P. Blair, Kenneth R. Brownsberger, Kenneth R. Brownsberger, Humberto M. Calvani, Humberto M. Calvani, Pierre Chayer, Pierre Chayer, Steven J. Conard, Steven J. Conard, Paul D. Feldman, Paul D. Feldman, Scott D. Friedman, Scott D. Friedman, Alex W. Fullerton, Alex W. Fullerton, Geoffrey A. Gaines, Geoffrey A. Gaines, James C. Green, James C. Green, Mark A. Gummin, Mark A. Gummin, J. B. Joyce, J. B. Joyce, Mary Elizabeth Kaiser, Mary Elizabeth Kaiser, Jeffrey W. Kruk, Jeffrey W. Kruk, Don J. Lindler, Don J. Lindler, Derck Massa, Derck Massa, Edward M. Murphy, Edward M. Murphy, William R. Oegerle, William R. Oegerle, Raymond G. Ohl, Raymond G. Ohl, Steven N. Osterman, Steven N. Osterman, Bryce A. Roberts, Bryce A. Roberts, Katherine C. Roth, Katherine C. Roth, Ravi Sankrit, Ravi Sankrit, Kenneth R. Sembach, Kenneth R. Sembach, Robin L. Shelton, Robin L. Shelton, Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Harold A. Weaver, Harold A. Weaver, Erik Wilkinson, Erik Wilkinson, } "On-orbit performance of the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE)", Proc. SPIE 4013, UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, (28 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.394015; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.394015
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