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TESS

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). The TESS mission will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, orbiting a wide range of stellar types and orbital distances. The principal goal of the TESS mission is to detect small planets with bright host stars in the solar neighborhood, so that detailed characterizations of the planets and their atmospheres can be performed.

Lift Off

Lift Off

Falcon 9 Full Thrust -- B1045
From
Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL
At
Deployment

Deployment

TESS -- 350kg
To
HEO
For
NASA
Landing

Landing

Undetermined Landing Location