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The aim of the World Space Observatory-Ultraviolet - WSO-UV mission is to study the Universe in the 115 - 310 nm ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths range, which is beyond the reach of ground-based instruments. WSO-UV is a major international collaboration with Russia playing the leading role. The project has been included into the Federal Space Program of Russia.
Russia manufactures the main instrument of the observatory - a 170-cm telescope to be equipped with high- and low-resolution spectrometers, long-slit spectrometer and cameras for high-quality UV and optical imaging. Astronomers are in great need of such an observatory.
The Spanish participation is funded by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism (industrial activities) and the National Secretariat of Research, Development and Innovation (Ministry of Economy) (scientific activities) through the Spanish Space Plan. The Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) is the scientific responsible for Spain.
By its potential, the WSO-UV mission is similar to the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), though it exceeds HST in spectroscopic capabilities.
The WSO-UV project is based on an organizational concept having at its core to ensure the broadest possible international cooperation and provide the astronomical community with the most open access to observational facilities.