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+NASA TESS  systems engineer Brendan Feehan's (+NASA Goddard ) recent talk at Space Telescope Science Institute for Youth for Astronomy & Engineering Family Night has been posted online for your viewing if you were unable to attend the public talk! 
Presented by: Brendan Feehan (GSFC). Category: Youth for Astronomy and Engineering Duration: 1 hour Broadcast date: July 22, 2016. Bookmark/Share. No description found. MPEG-4. Flash Video. STScI-authored documents are sponsored by NASA under contract NAS5-26555. All content available on this ...
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The People Building TESS: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Software Development Team

+NASA TESS  will provide an operating system that may be used to collect, process, store and transmit the science data from mission cameras. The team will provide a bootstrap loader and Linux operating support system for the TESS Alternate Data Handling Unit (ADHU) from SEAKR Engineering, Inc.

The diverse team’s backgrounds span from system assurance and flight software design to field-programmable gate array work and electrical engineering to sounding rockets and Linux and driver experience, allowing the team to do small projects in an efficient way. The depth of experience of the team varies as well – from an intern to a 34-year Goddard employee. The team consists of Joel Gallun, Charles Rogers, Steven Seeger, Ted Drilling, Sussan Rad and Kendall Salvas.

The software team’s favorite part about TESS is that it is has given them the chance to work on a project with new hardware and strategize as software engineers to make this hardware as closely compatible to existing software as possible. The group’s experience helped them get involved quickly with several aspects of the project, and allowed them to fully immerse themselves in the low-level details.

Gallun is TESS’ Lead Software System Engineer. The other five members of the software team members work with Embedded Flight Systems, Inc. (EFSI). Members of the team have contributed to a number of projects, including the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM), the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE), the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and more.
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+NASA's +NASA TESS won’t travel at warp speed like the Enterprise in #StarTrekMovie ‪when it looks for new #exoplanets ‬, but it will reach speeds up to 5,192 mph during its orbit. Real science and exploration from #StarTrekBeyond   happens at +NASA Goddard 
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Like in #StarTekBeyond ‬, engineers design our spacecraft and keep it functional. Engineers at MIT Lincoln Laboratory inspect +NASA TESS  camera detectors after a vibration test to insure TESS hardware survives launch when it flies to discover new #exoplanets . #StarTrekMovie   ‪‬ at +NASA Goddard 
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Set lenses to stunning! The engineers and scientists from +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are testing +NASA Goddard's +NASA TESS camera lenses that will find strange new worlds called #exoplanets   ‪, like those in ‪ #startrekmovie  
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+NASA TESS systems engineer Brendan Feehan from +NASA Goddard  will be speaking at the +Space Telescope Science Institute tonight (July 22nd) for their Youth for Astronomy & Engineering Family Night. Stop by to learn about #exoplanets   ‪and TESS!
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Not the usual desk job! Just a day in the office for this engineer at +Orbital ATK working on integrating the +NASA TESS. Engineers are hard at work at +NASA Goddard, +Orbital ATK, +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),  MIT Lincoln Laboratory to help build TESS to find new ‪ #exoplanets  
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This story shares how the legacy of Kepler and K2 Missions scientists and #exoplanet   ‪ discoveries have lead to +NASA TESS  and future exoplanet missions. Many of the scientists are members of the ‪#‎TESS‬ science team.
How NASA’s planet-hunting telescope kicked off a revolution.
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In 2018, +NASA's  +NASA TESS  ‪‬project will #boldlygo   ‪‬ on a 2-year mission to discover strange new #exoplanets   ‬, like those in ‪ #StarTrekMovie  
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+NASA's +NASA TESS will boldly go to discover new worlds called ‪#exoplanets‬ using transits (a dip in the brightness of a star as a planet passes in front of it). Real Science of #startrekmovie at +NASA Goddard 
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From +CNN : "+NASA TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, and the James Webb Space Telescope will continue the search for life beyond Earth." http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/20/health/nasa-k2-exoplanet-discovery/index.html
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Kris Clark, a Deputy Program Manager and Systems Engineer on +NASA TESS at MIT Lincoln Laboratory recently supported Girls Who Build - a one-day engineering workshop for high school girls on camera technology. https://www.ll.mit.edu/news/girls-who-build-cameras-workshop.html
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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).