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The thrusters for +NASA TESS have been delivered at +Orbital ATK. The thrusters will allow for TESS to make on-orbit maneuvers.
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Dr. Stephen Rinehart, the +NASA TESS  Project Scientist from +NASA Goddard, was interviewed about #exoplanets   ‬ and TESS in the Are We There Yet Podcast from WMFE space reporter Brendan Byrne. http://www.wmfe.org/were-on-the-hunt-for-exoplanets/60220
NASA’s Kepler telescope discovered 1,284 new planets outside our solar system. They’re called exoplanets and the total count is now more than 3,000 confirmed planets. The telescope is only looking …
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The +NASA TESS Guest Investigator (GI) Program website is now live (http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/tess/) and was announced at today's science team meeting. The GI Program enables scientists to to apply for observations of new targets with TESS and for funding to support research. Follow @TESSatMIT on Twitter with the ‪#‎SciTeamTESS‬ hashtag today for more TESS science team news.
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The flight camera flexures are nearing completion at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. The flexures will help +NASA TESS cameras maintain stable pointing while they look for new #exoplanets   ‪ ‬ during on-orbit temperature fluctuations.
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The flight batteries that will power +NASA TESS have been received at +Orbital ATK and will soon be integrated with the spacecraft. ‪ #exoplanets #findingplanets  
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The +NASA TESS Thermal Vacuum Chamber (nicknamed "Dragon") is undergoing a test to prepare for flight hardware testing +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 
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The flight Inertial Reference Unit (IRU) has been delivered to +Orbital ATK for the +NASA TESS from +Honeywell Aerospace. The IRU uses gyroscopes and accelerometers to determine the spacecraft’s change in attitude. Image provided by Honeywell Aerospace
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One of the +NASA TESS camera plates completed fabrication and thermal cycling. This plate from +Orbital ATK and MIT Lincoln Laboratory will be used for vibration testing.
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https://twitter.com/TESSatMIT will be tweeting from the TESS Science Team meeting at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) today. Check out ‪#‎SciTeamTESS‬ for tweets from the meeting
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will search the whole sky for transiting exoplanets that orbit the closest stars in the Galaxy. Cambridge, MA. ·tess.mit.edu · 160 Following14.2K Followers. TESS at MIT. Tweets; Photos · Likes ...
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Project team members from Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite - TESS spoke recently at Ronald McNair Elementary School PTA's STEM Expo about working at NASA Goddard and about building the TESS project.
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Join us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NASA_TESS and https://twitter.com/TESSatMIT on May 18th from 1:00 to 2:00 EST for the first +NASA TESS Twitter Question and Answer session hosted by members of the TESS science team at +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) #AskTESS  
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A 3-D printed mock up of the +NASA TESS cameras, the camera plate that they will sit on and part of the spacecraft is helping the team to plan flight cabling needed to provide power and data to and from the instrument. +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)  ‪ #exoplanets   #findingplanets  
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NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
Introduction
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will use an array of telescopes to perform an all-sky survey to discover transiting exoplanets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, in orbit around the nearest and brightest stars in the sky.

TESS team partners include the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (MKI) and MIT Lincoln Laboratory; NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center; Orbital ATK Inc.; NASA’s Ames Research Center; the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; the Aerospace Corporation; and the Space Telescope Science Institute.

TESS was selected by NASA as an Astrophysics Explorer mission in 2013. The TESS launch date is no earlier than June 2018 (the current working launch date is August 2017).