The IUE spacecraft and instrumentation

@article{Boggess1978TheIS,
  title={The IUE spacecraft and instrumentation},
  author={Albert Boggess and F. A. Carr and D. C. Evans and David Fischel and H. R. Freeman and Charles F. Fuechsel and Daniel A. Klinglesmith and V. L. Krueger and G. W. Longanecker and James V. Moore and E. J. Pyle and F. J. Rebar and Kenneth O Sizemore and Warren M. Sparks and A. B. Underhill and H. D. Vitagliano and D. K. West and Ferdinando Duccio Macchetto and Brian Fitton and Peter J. Barker and E. Dunford and Prabhakar Gondhalekar and James E. Hall and V. A. W. Harrison and Mildred B. Oliver and Michael C. W. Sandford and Philip A. Vaughan and A. K. Ward and Barbara E. Anderson and Alec Boksenberg and Craig I. Coleman and M. A. J. Snijders and R. J. Wilson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1978},
  volume={275},
  pages={372-377}
}
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