Universe  ID: 12843

TESS Undergoes Integration and Testing

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is the next step in the search for planets outside of our solar system, including those that could support life. The mission will find exoplanets that periodically block part of the light from their host stars, events called transits. TESS will survey 200,000 of the brightest stars near the sun to search for transiting exoplanets. The mission is scheduled to launch in 2018.
 

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Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Lead Producer
Claire Saravia (NASA/GSFC): Producer
Matt Ritsko (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Jeanette Kazmierczak (University of Maryland College Park): Lead Science Writer
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Editor
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TESS

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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Music
SVS >> Astrophysics
SVS >> Edited Feature
SVS >> Integration
SVS >> Testing
SVS >> Cleanroom
NASA Science >> Universe
SVS >> Exoplanet
SVS >> TESS