Universe  ID: 12933

TESS Launch Footage

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was launched April 18 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. TESS is NASA’s next mission to search for planets outside of our solar system, known as exoplanets, including those that could support life. The mission is expected to catalog thousands of planet candidates and vastly increase the current number of known exoplanets. TESS will find the most promising exoplanets orbiting relatively nearby stars, giving future researchers a rich set of new targets for more comprehensive follow-up studies, including the potential to assess their capacity to harbor life.

Credits

Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Producer
Claire Saravia (NASA/GSFC): Producer
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NASA/KSC

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Mission:
TESS

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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Launch
SVS >> Kennedy Space Center
SVS >> Rocket
NASA Science >> Universe
SVS >> Exoplanet
SVS >> TESS