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International Ultraviolet Explorer

(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.


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.

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