|Title||Notebooks of Robert Wilson on the International Ultraviolet Explorer|
|Date||May 1971-September 1978|
|Description||Two notebooks of Robert Wilson on the development of the IUE astronomical observatory satellite, a collaborative project between NASA, the UK Science Research Council and the European Space Agency (ESA). The instrument was designed as an orbiting telescope to provide real-time data on ultraviolet spectra. The mission was proposed in 1964 and launched in January 1978 aboard a NASA Delta rocket. Originally a three-year project, the satellite had a lifetime of almost eighteen years and shut down in 1996, although still functioning |
Each notebook is labelled with an 'International Ultraviolet Explorer' (IUE) sticker. The notebooks contain Wilson's diary entries and meeting notes over the period 1971-1978. The IUE satellite launched January 26, 1978 from Cape Canaveral, and that occasion is documented in the diary.
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA3877||Wilson; Sir; Robert (1927 - 2002)||1927 - 2002|