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International Ultraviolet Explorer

(IUE)
(1980s ultraviolet space telescope)

The International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) was a space-based ultraviolet telescope launched in 1978 into Earth orbit and operated until 1996. Among the organizations collaborating were NASA and European Space Agency.

Instruments:

Among its activities were followup UV studies of SN 1987A. IUEDAC (for IUE Data Analysis Center) was a clearing house for IUE data, a function which has been subsumed by MAST.


(telescope,spacecraft,NASA,ESA,ultraviolet,past)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Ultraviolet_Explorer
https://science.nasa.gov/missions/iue
https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/IUE_overview
https://archive.stsci.edu/iue/iuedac.html

Referenced by pages:
European Space Agency (ESA)
NASA
ultraviolet (UV)
ultraviolet astronomy

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