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Ultraviolet Astronomy: Astrophysical Perspectives of the Spektr-UF Project (WSO-UV)

The prospects for astronomical observations in the ultraviolet (UV) are discussed in a brief review and the areas in which UV astronomy is especially in demand are listed. Some astrophysical problems are discussed in more detail. The international ultraviolet space observatory “Spektr-UF” (international name World Space Observatory- Ultraviolet) is being built in Russia and partner countries. The Russian and international scientific community is preparing for the multipurpose WSO-UV observatory to become the main “ultraviolet window” to the Universe in the second half of the 2020’s. The major characteristics of the project are described briefly in this article.

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Translated from Astrofizika, Vol. 64, No. 3, pp. 455-477, August 2021.

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Shustov, B.M. Ultraviolet Astronomy: Astrophysical Perspectives of the Spektr-UF Project (WSO-UV). Astrophysics 64, 405–424 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10511-021-09698-9

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  • UV astronomy: Spektr-UF (WSO-UV) project