TESS opsendes mandag

Fora ASTRO-FORUM NYT FRA VIDENSKABEN TESS opsendes mandag

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    https://www.nasa.gov/content/about-tess

    The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is the next step in the search for planets outside of our solar system, including those that could support life. The mission will find exoplanets that periodically block part of the light from their host stars, events called transits. TESS will survey 200,000 of the brightest stars near the sun to search for transiting exoplanets. The mission is scheduled to launch no earlier than April 16, 2018, and no later than June 2018.

    TESS scientists expect the mission will catalog thousands of planet candidates and vastly increase the current number of known exoplanets. Of these, approximately 300 are expected to be Earth-sized and super-Earth-sized exoplanets, which are worlds no larger than twice the size of Earth. TESS will find the most promising exoplanets orbiting our nearest and brightest stars, giving future researchers a rich set of new targets for more comprehensive follow-up studies.

    NASA and SpaceX are targeting launch of TESS no earlier than April 16, 2018, at 6:32 p.m. ET. The TESS spacecraft arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida Feb. 12 for payload processing. TESS will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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    Opsendelsen blev udskudt til i nat.

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