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Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) mission
Sonneborn, George Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer Project, Goddard Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Greenbelt, Maryland.
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A space telescope that viewed the universe in a specific band of far-ultraviolet light. The Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) mission launched in June 1999 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and lasted until October 2007, ending with the failure of a reaction wheel needed to accurately point the observatory. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory designed, built, and operated FUSE for NASA and as a cooperative project with the space agencies of Canada and France (Fig. 1). See also: Electromagnetism; Space probe; Ultraviolet astronomy; Ultraviolet radiation
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