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.
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.
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
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 ...
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.
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.