QUVIK will become the first Czech space telescope Astrophysicists from Masaryk University lead the scientific part of the project.
Green light has been given to QUVIK (Quick Ultra-Violet Kilonovae Surveyor), which will become the first Czech space telescope. The scientific part of the project will be managed by astrophysicists from Masaryk University. Experts from the Czech Ministry of Transport and the European Space Agency (ESA) selected two out of seven Czech space projects proposed, one of which was QUVIK, a space telescope optimised for the ultraviolet part of the spectrum, which will focus on sources of gravitational waves that arise from collisions of black holes and neutron stars. The project will be led by the Czech Aerospace Research Centre (VZLÚ).