Number 1 September 1998

Dear Colleague,
        Welcome to the first edition of the "Observer's Electronic Newsletter" 
from NASA's Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) project at the Johns
Hopkins University.  This Newsletter is intended to help the FUSE 
user community keep abreast of interesting and useful events related to the 
mission.  We plan to distribute this Newsletter monthly, with occasional 
"extras" if special events warrant it.  It is our intention to keep it "short 
and sweet", with a minimum of text in the actual e-mail (this first issue will, 
by necessity, be something of an exception).  Rather, we will be directing you 
to the FUSE Web site for more complete information and any lengthy items.
        We have used primarily the lists of PI science team members and PIs of
accepted cycle 1 Guest Investigator proposals as our initial distribution list
for this initial Newsletter.  If you know of other people who would want to 
receive this Newsletter - e.g. GI Co-Is - please forward this to them and have 
them follow the instructions at the end of this message to "subscribe."  
Similarly, should you decide that you do not want to receive these e-mails, 
you can "unsubscribe" per below.  Comments and suggestions are, of course, 
also welcome, but send those to the FUSE Support account at
                                Your FUSEUSENEWS editor.
Satellite Related Events:
          FUSE was moved to GSFC for environmental and optical testing on 
Aug. 13, after completion of satellite integration at the JHU Applied Physics 
Laboratory.  Vibration and acoustics test are under way.  We expect that FUSE 
will go into the vacuum tank at the end of September for thermal and optical/UV 
testing during October and November.  Shipping to Cape Canaveral Air Force 
Station is scheduled for mid December.  As you know, launch is scheduled for 
late winter.
=> We have just begun posting a weekly satellite status report update under the 
"FUSE Facts" section of the JHU Web site.  It can be found at:

Phase 2 (GI) Related Events:
> An initial informational message regarding Phase 2 was sent to GIs on Aug. 11.
> A second informational message to GIs was sent on Aug. 13.
> Phase 2 templates were sent out on Aug. 13.
   (All in electronic form.)
If you are the PI on an accepted Cycle 1 program and did NOT receive the 
above messages (and especially the Phase 2 template file), please contact us 
immediately at
=> Phase 2 instructions are available at:
>>>>> The deadline for GI Phase 2 Submissions is Friday, Oct. 9, 1998.<<<<<
       (Moving Target and TOO programs have until Nov. 13, 1998.)
Further Information:
As usual, there is a lot of useful information at the JHU FUSE Web site:
Please also see the GSFC FUSE GI site
For our French colleagues, there is also the URL
For questions regarding your FUSE GI program please e-mail: 
The Observer's Electronic Newsletter is published monthly by the FUSE project
and is aimed at the FUSE user community.
Editor: B-G Andersson, FUSE Guest Investigator Officer.
The FUSE Project is managed by Johns Hopkins University's Center for 
Astrophysical Sciences in Baltimore, MD, for NASA's Goddard Space Flight 
Center.  The FUSE Principal Investigator is Dr. Warren Moos, the FUSE Project 
Manager at JHU is Mr. Dennis McCarthy, and the NASA Project Scientist for FUSE 
is Dr. George Sonneborn.
Further information about the FUSE Guest Investigator Program can  be
obtained from:  Dr. George Sonneborn;
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