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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #220 on: 04/19/2018 08:29 AM »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #221 on: 04/19/2018 08:31 AM »
SpaceX TESS images, more here:

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #222 on: 04/19/2018 09:03 AM »
The other SpaceX images (other photographers have been told they can’t collect their remote cameras until this morning)

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #223 on: 04/19/2018 11:04 AM »
As I nearly posted in the wrong thread, think it's worth pointing out that there's a separate Space Science section thread for TESS updates:

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=31927.0

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #224 on: 04/19/2018 01:24 PM »
Remote cameras npw being collected:

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Falcon 9’s Merlin 1D engines lift it and #NASA’s #TESS from SLC-40 yesterday evening. What an incredible display of power! @elonmusk #SpaceX

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/986958030066593792

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #225 on: 04/19/2018 03:26 PM »
A couple more unusual shots/angles:

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Hey @SouthwestAir , thank you for the excellent timing. During the rocket launch yesterday one of your flights approaching @MCO passed into frame.
https://twitter.com/GrantWTrent/status/986955419728908288

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Falcon 9’s golden shower rains upon me 😁
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #226 on: 04/19/2018 07:57 PM »
UP CLOSE VIEWS of the NASA TESS satellite launch

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Published on Apr 19, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBoCVE4NqR8?t=001

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #227 on: 04/19/2018 09:15 PM »
Got my remote photos in.

Thanks to Mike Howard and Ryan Chylinski for picking them up after the unexpected delay to this morning.
« Last Edit: 04/19/2018 09:16 PM by mdeep »
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #228 on: 04/20/2018 08:45 AM »
Actual TESS orbit before first apogee burn according to Space-track.

NORAD   SATNAME   INTLDES      PERIOD      INCL   APOGEE   PERIGEE
43435   TESS         2018-038A   10244.32   29.54   299450   296

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #229 on: 04/20/2018 08:51 PM »
The TESS launch webcast is now available on SpaceX's youtube channel:

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #231 on: 04/22/2018 06:18 PM »
I was annoyed by the timelapse when a 6+ minute uninterrupted view was available, so I cut my own :) Perhaps the first fully uninterrupted view of S1 from MECO to landing.



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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #233 on: 05/18/2018 07:32 PM »
NASA’s New Planet Hunter Snaps Initial Test Image, Swings by Moon Toward Final Orbit

NASA’s next planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is one step closer to searching for new worlds after successfully completing a lunar flyby on May 17. The spacecraft passed about 5,000 miles from the Moon, which provided a gravity assist that helped TESS sail toward its final working orbit.

As part of camera commissioning, the science team snapped a two-second test exposure using one of the four TESS cameras. The image, centered on the southern constellation Centaurus, reveals more than 200,000 stars. The edge of the Coalsack Nebula is in the right upper corner and the bright star Beta Centauri is visible at the lower left edge. TESS is expected to cover more than 400 times as much sky as shown in this image with its four cameras during its initial two-year search for exoplanets. A  science-quality image, also referred to as a “first light” image, is expected to be released in June.

TESS will undergo one final thruster burn on May 30 to enter its science orbit around Earth. This highly elliptical orbit will maximize the amount of sky the spacecraft can image, allowing it to continuously monitor large swaths of the sky. TESS is expected to begin science operations in mid-June after reaching this orbit and completing camera calibrations.

Launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 18, TESS is the next step in NASA’s search for planets outside our solar system, known as exoplanets. The mission will observe nearly the entire sky to monitor nearby, bright stars in search of transits — periodic dips in a star’s brightness caused by a planet passing in front of the star. TESS is expected to find thousands of exoplanets. NASA’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled for launch in 2020, will provide important follow-up observations of some of the most promising TESS-discovered exoplanets, allowing scientists to study their atmospheres.

TESS is a NASA Astrophysics Explorer mission led and operated by MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and managed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Dr. George Ricker of MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research serves as principal investigator for the mission. Additional partners include Orbital ATK, based in Dulles, Virginia; NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley; the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. The TESS science instruments were jointly developed by MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research and MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory. More than a dozen universities, research institutes and observatories worldwide are participants in the mission.

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/embargo20180518fordisplay4flat8x10300dpiedit1textflat.jpg

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #234 on: 05/24/2018 12:59 PM »
Was there any fairing recovery? I have not seen anything on a recovery in the posts since before the launch. Thanks.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #235 on: 05/24/2018 02:48 PM »
Was there any fairing recovery? I have not seen anything on a recovery in the posts since before the launch. Thanks.

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36349.msg1819063#msg1819063

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #236 on: 07/02/2018 05:59 PM »
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The orbit adjust burns of @NASA_TESS were 10 times more precise than expected! It was so good that the spacecraft has fuel for >20 years of stable operations (!!) #Exoplanets2

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LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : TESS : April 18, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #237 on: 07/27/2018 07:40 PM »
NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Starts Science Operations

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has started its search for planets around nearby stars, officially beginning science operations on July 25, 2018. TESS is expected to transmit its first series of science data back to Earth in August, and thereafter periodically every 13.5 days, once per orbit, as the spacecraft makes it closest approach to Earth. The TESS Science Team will begin searching the data for new planets immediately after the first series arrives.

“I’m thrilled that our new planet hunter mission is ready to start scouring our solar system’s neighborhood for new worlds,” said Paul Hertz, NASA Astrophysics division director at Headquarters, Washington. “Now that we know there are more planets than stars in our universe, I look forward to the strange, fantastic worlds we’re bound to discover.”

TESS is NASA’s latest satellite to search for planets outside our solar system, known as exoplanets. The mission will spend the next two years monitoring the nearest and brightest stars for periodic dips in their light. These events, called transits, suggest that a planet may be passing in front of its star. TESS is expected to find thousands of planets using this method, some of which could potentially support life.



TESS is a NASA Astrophysics Explorer mission led and operated by MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and managed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Dr. George Ricker of MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research serves as principal investigator for the mission. Additional partners include Northrop Grumman, based in Falls Church, Virginia; NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley; the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts; MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, Massachusetts; and the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. More than a dozen universities, research institutes and observatories worldwide are participants in the mission.

For the latest updates on TESS, visit nasa.gov/tess.
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