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The Johns Hopkins University Center for Astrophysical Sciences

Summary: The Johns Hopkins University
Center for Astrophysical Sciences
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
S0002-7537 98 07001-2
The following report covers the period from October 1996
through September 1997.
Space Science within CAS continues to be vigorous. As
the Faint Object Spectrograph and Hopkins Ultraviolet Tele-
scope programs come to an end, two other programs, the
Advanced Camera for Surveys ACS and the Far Ultraviolet
Spectroscopic Explorer FUSE , are rapidly approaching fi-
nal assembly and launch. FUSE will begin final assembly in
December 1997 for a launch in October 1998. The ACS is
undergoing assembly that will continue through the summer
of 1998, with a launch and placement into the Hubble Space
Telescope HST planned for December 1999. Both pro-
grams are discussed in detail below. The CAS rocket pro-
gram and CAS's participation in the Midcourse Space Ex-


Source: Henry, Richard C.- Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University


Collections: Physics