This paper discusses the layout of spectral apparatus for extra-atmospheric astrophysical experiments in the UV region of 91-320 nm. The efficiency (information content) of these layouts is evaluated, and it is concluded that the method of aperture segmentation of the orbital telescope possesses a significant advantage for the indicated wavelength range. It is shown that the aperture-segmentation method allows the long-slit spectrograph (LSS) of the Spectrum-UV space observatory to achieve high information content of the spectral observations and makes the spectrograph structurally compatible with the other scientific apparatus. A comparative analysis of the efficiency of various LSS systems is carried out, and the place of the proposed version of the device among its counterparts is evaluated.
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V. E. Panchuk, M. V. Yushkin, and B. M. Shustov, "Efficiency of extra-atmospheric spectroscopic observations in the UV range," J. Opt. Technol. 74, 658-664 (2007)