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News Archive / Tagged: Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

  • Challenges and triumphs mark TESS’ first year on orbit

    Joe LatrellJuly 30th, 2019

    NASA’S Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) recently celebrated one year of operational status with the discovery of one of the smallest exoplanets found to date. For those working on the project, its discoveries are just a small part of the mission's success.

  • In first six months, TESS discovers three exoplanets and more

    Laurel KornfeldJanuary 12th, 2019

    During the first six months of its two-year mission, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) discovered three confirmed planets and many planet candidates while also observing other astronomical phenomena such as supernovae, asteroids, comets, and eclipsing binary stars.

  • TESS primed and ready to discover distant worlds

    Jason RhianAugust 2nd, 2018

    NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has successfully reached its desired orbit and has begun science operations. The spacecraft was constructed by Northrop Grumman, who will operate the vehicle. This milestone sets the spacecraft on a path to continue the search for alien worlds.