TESS - Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

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MISSION SUMMARY
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method.

The primary mission objective is to survey the brightest stars near the Earth for transiting exoplanets over a two-year period. The TESS project will use an array of wide-field cameras to perform an all-sky survey, making it possible to study the mass, size, density and orbit of a large cohort of small planets, including a sample of rocky worlds in the habitable zones of their host stars. TESS will provide prime targets for further characterization by other large ground-based and space-based telescopes of the future.

Launch: March 2018

WEB RESOURCES
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NASA
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TESS Science Q&A
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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The Kavli Foundation
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Wikipedia
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Other Links
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MULTIMEDIA IMAGES
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tess-anatomy.png TESS Spacecraft

 

 


 

MULTIMEDIA MOVIES
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TESS-SearchForNewWorlds-video tn.png TESS will use four cameras to scan the entire sky, searching for planets outside our Solar System. The mission will monitor  the brightest stars in the sky, searching for dips in their brightness that would indicate a planet transiting across.
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TESS-TransitingExoplanetSurvey-video tn.png TESS will perform an all-sky survey to discover transiting exoplanets in orbit around the nearest and brightest stars in the sky. The mission's goal would be to identify terrestrial planets in the habitable zones of nearby stars.
(YouTube, 00:08:03)

Documents and PowerPoints
TESS Mission -180424.pptx
TESS NASA Facts.pdf
TESS Orbital ATK Fact Sheet.pdf

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INTERACTIVES

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