Universe  ID: 12883

TESS Arrives at KSC

NASA's next planet-hunting mission has arrived in Florida to begin preparation for launch. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida this spring. TESS was delivered Feb. 12 aboard a truck from Orbital ATK in Dulles, Virginia, where it was assembled and tested in 2017. Over the next month, the spacecraft will be prepped for launch at Kennedy's Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. TESS is the next step in NASA's search for planets outside our solar system, known as exoplanets.
 

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

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