TESS' efforts will build on work done by the Kepler telescope, which has discovered more than 2,600 exoplanets, according to Space.com. "With TESS, we're going to be able to get the masses for most of the planets and go the next step and study the composition of the atmospheres".
Meanwhile, the second stage will push TESS onward to orbit.
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"This first-ever spaceborne all-sky transit survey will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, around a wide range of stellar types and orbital distances", NASA said in a statement.
NASA will then follow up with the US$8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope to determine whether or not these planets could be habitable.
Roughly the size of a refrigerator with solar-panel wings and four special cameras, TESS will take about 60 days to reach a highly elliptical orbit between Earth and the moon to begin its observations.
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Watkins says he believes the injuries aren't life-threatening, and the students were taken to the hospital by their parents. The other two are Pleasantview Elementary students. "I think they would look at it a little differently", a parent said.
SpaceX plans to use the recovered booster for NASA's next grocery run to the International Space Station.
Calling all planets that orbit around bright, nearby stars: NASA's new Tess spacecraft is looking to do a head count.
Tess soared from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX rocket Wednesday evening. SpaceX halted Monday's countdown for extra rocket checks. "By human nature, we look for exploration and adventure, and this is an opportunity to see what's next", NASA's Sandra Connelly, a science program director, said Sunday on the eve of the originally scheduled launch, which was pushed back until Wednesday. SpaceX is using the Falcon 9 for this launch; in the future, it will transition certain payloads over to its more powerful Falcon Heavy rocket. Although the primary objective is, obviously, to successfully deploy the satellite, this is also one of the SpaceX rockets which will attempt a landing.
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Once in orbit, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or Tess, will peer at hundreds of thousands of bright neighboring stars, seeking planets that might support life.