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Preprint 12b/08


WSO-UV - Ultraviolet Mission for the Next Decade

Klaus Werner (1), Boris Shustov (2), Mikhail Sachkov (2), Ana I. Gómez de Castro (3), Maohai Huang (4), Norbert Kappelmann (1), Gang Zhao (4)

(1) Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Kepler Center for Astro and Particle Physics, University of Tübingen, 72076 Tübingen, Germany
(2) Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pyatniskaya 48, 119017 Moscow, Russia
(3) Fac. CC Mathemáticas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
(4) National Astronomical Observatories, CAS, Beijing, China

To be published in: Proceedings: Future Directions in Ultraviolet Spectroscopy Conference, Annapolis, MD, 2008

Abstract. The World Space Observatory Ultraviolet (WSO-UV) is an international space mission devoted to UV spectroscopy and imaging. The observatory includes a 1.7m aperture telescope capable of high-resolution and long-slit low-resolution spectroscopy, and deep UV and optical imaging. The observatory is designed for observations in the UV domain where many astrophysical processes can be studied efficiently with unprecedented capability.
 

Preprint (126 kb PDF file including figures)


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