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    NASA / SPACEX Live LAUNCH: TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) Launch Coverage
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    Live Launch coverage of TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite)
    The planned liftoff of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, remains scheduled for 6:32 p.m. EDT Monday from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Meteorologists with the U.S. Air Force 45th Space Wing continue to predict an 80 percent chance of favorable weather for liftoff.
    Today, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is hosting several events to be broadcast live on NASA TV. View the TESS Briefings and Events page for the full list of event participants.


    SpaceX scrubs TESS launch
    Published on Apr 16, 2018
    Technical difficulties forced SpaceX to scrub the TESS launch on Monday.
     
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    NASA's TESS mission in distress, Mars Express restart is a success
    Falcon 9 grounded while turning it off and on again works at ESA
    By Richard Speed 17 Apr 2018 at 10:29
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/17/tess_delay_mars_express_restart/

    "A Guidance and Navigation Control (GNC) issue scuppered last night's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9. Conversely, the European Space Agency (ESA) celebrated a successful restart of the Mars Express orbiter following a software update.

    TESS is less
    Scheduled for launch yesterday, the start of NASA's TESS mission was postponed by 48 hours due to a mysterious GNC issue aboard the Falcon 9 rocket.

    The countdown was stopped with three hours to go, and SpaceX later tweeted out a brief update confirming the problem.

    A backup launch window at 2232 UTC was available today, but the team has elected to take some extra time to resolve the problem. Launch is now scheduled for 18 April.

    While there has been no official confirmation from NASA or SpaceX of the new launch time, the 45th Space Wing (responsible for the Eastern Range) issued a forecast (PDF) for 2251 UTC on 18 April predicting a less than a 10 per cent chance of weather causing problems.

    NASA reported that the TESS spacecraft itself remains in excellent health as it perches nervously on top of the Falcon 9.

    Express success
    The team behind the European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars Express were cock-a-hoop with delight last night after hitting the big red button to restart and install updates on the veteran orbiter.

    The team sent the reboot command yesterday evening and had to spend an agonising hour waiting to see if the spacecraft would restart correctly. Not unlike getting an unexpected demand from Windows to install an update during a particularly harrowing PUBG session.

    Sure enough, after an hour, the spacecraft restarted, re-orientated itself and sent a message back to Earth that it was alive and well. The team expects science operations on the refreshed spacecraft to resume in the next few days.

    The update reduces the load on the gyros of the aging spacecraft and should extend the lifespan of the orbiter from 2019 to well into the 2020s.

    Makers of certain consumer electronics should take note that it is possible to create an update that both extends the life of a device and improves its performance"
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    TESS Mission Launch | SpaceX LIVE Webcast
    Live in 33 hours, April 18, 3:51 PM
    Scheduled for Apr 19, 2018

    Live WebCast of SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch carrying the TESS spacecraft for NASA. Footage from SpaceX Livestream.
    SpaceX Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/spacexch...
    NASA Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NASAtele...

    TESS NASA’s Next Planet Hunter

    Published on Apr 17, 2018
    The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will discover thousands of exoplanets in orbit around the brightest stars in the sky. In a two-year survey of the solar neighborhood, TESS will monitor more than 200,000 stars for temporary drops in brightness caused by planetary transits. This first-ever space-borne all-sky transit survey will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, around a wide range of stellar types and orbital distances. No ground-based survey can achieve this feat. To learn more, go to https://www.nasa.gov/tess

    This video is available for download from NASA's Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-TESS%

    NASA : TESS science news conference.

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    TESS science news conference. Learn about the science to be performed by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).
    On a mission to detect planets outside of our solar system, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is scheduled to launch no earlier than 6:32 p.m. EDT Monday, April 16. Prelaunch mission coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website Sunday, April 15, with three live briefings.
    TESS is NASA’s next step in the search for planets outside of our solar system, known as exoplanets, including those that could support life. The mission is expected to catalog thousands of planet candidates and vastly increase the current number of known exoplanets. TESS will find the most promising exoplanets orbiting relatively nearby stars, giving future researchers a rich set of new targets for more comprehensive follow-up studies, including the potential to assess their capacity to harbor life.
    Credit : NASA

    Pre-Launch News Conference for NASA's TESS Mission on SpaceX Falcon 9
    Published on Apr 15, 2018

    Mission managers take part in a pre-launch news conference for the TESS mission that SpaceX will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket for NASA.
    Liftoff is set for tomorrow, April 16th 2018 at 22:32 UTC from SLC-40 of Cape Canaveral.


    NASA Discusses Upcoming Launch of Next Planet Hunter

    Published on Mar 28, 2018
    During a press conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., astrophysics experts discussed the upcoming launch of NASA’s next planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).
    Scheduled to launch April 16, TESS is expected to find thousands of planets outside our solar system, known as exoplanets, orbiting the nearest and brightest stars in our cosmic neighborhood. Powerful telescopes like NASA’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope can then further study these exoplanets to search for important characteristics, like their atmospheric composition and whether they could support life.
    This video is available for download from NASA's Image and Video Library:https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2...
     
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    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross On The New Space Race | CNBC
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    Published on Apr 17, 2018
    U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks with CNBC's Morgan Brennan about the new space race and growing trade tensions between the U.S. and China.
     
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    LIVE - SpaceX Falcon9 Rocket Launch & Landing ( NASA TESS ) Mission
    Live in 8 hours, April 18, 5:00 PM

    Scheduled for Apr 19, 2018
    SpaceX is targeting launch of NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) on Wednesday, April 18 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The 30-second launch window opens at 6:51 p.m. EDT, or 22:51 UTC. TESS will be deployed into a highly elliptical orbit approximately 48 minutes after launch.
    Following stage separation, SpaceX will attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
    Credit : SpaceX
     
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    TESS Mission
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    SpaceX is targeting launch of NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) on Wednesday, April 18 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The 30-second launch window opens at 6:51 p.m. EDT, or 22:51 UTC. TESS will be deployed into a highly elliptical orbit approximately 48 minutes after launch.
    Following stage separation, SpaceX will attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
     
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