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The Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) launched on June 7, 1992 on a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral, created the field of EUV Astronomy (covering the wavelength region 70-760 ). The mission opened up this last unexplored spectral window in astrophysics. The first six months of the mission were dedicated to mapping the EUV sky with the scanning telescopes. A Guest Observer phase followed until January 31 2001 and subsequently EUVE re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere.

STScI provides the archive for EUVE. This U.C. Berkeley initiated mission also collaborated with STScI on the development of SPIKE, by providing the software port to the Unix operating system.