ISWI Newsletter - Vol.5 No.63
28 May 2013

Dear ISWI Participant:

The following information is from the United Nations Office on Outer Space Affairs and concerns a special research satellite project.

The UNBSSI (see attached UN document) pursued in the period of time from 1997 to 2005 a satellite project entitled
"World Space Observatory / Ultraviolet" (WSO/UV)

It was to be implemented by the Russian Space Agency and European partners, and is one of the biggest projects pursued through the UNBSSI.

Progress is occurring. Goto for additional information on this satellite mission.

There is also now a short video-clip on the WSO/UV. To view it, please visit the ISWI website at . Then click on "Publications" , then on "ISWI related Videos", and then on the first video on the presented menu. You can view the satellite, and the envisioned launch of it.


(1) Report on the Eighth United Nations/European Space Agency Workshop on Basic Space Science: Scientific Exploration from Space, Mafraq, Jordan, 13-17 March 1999, hosted by the Institute of Astronomy and Space Sciences at Al al-Bayt University on behalf of the Government of Jordan, 566 KB pdf, 8 pages, (click link to document)

In the continuous service of ISWI,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter

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