1:05PM Monday 16 April
Today, SpaceX expects to launch a Falcon 9 rocket to deliver NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) into orbit. Scientists expect TESS to find thousands of exoplanets by detecting when they pass in front of their host stars, briefly blocking the light of those suns. Read More »
3 Days Ago Have fun in space, TESS! Our favorite new NASA mission — called TESS, short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite — launched to space at 6:51 p.m.
6 Days Ago Billions and billions of worlds lurk beyond our solar system. But most of the time, we can't see them. Alien planets large and small are usually drowned out by the light of their own stars when we try to spot them from Earth.
5 Days Ago NASA is on the hunt for new planets, and with luck, that journey will begin today. The NASA-funded, MIT-designed Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is hitching a ride on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
4 Days Ago SpaceX says it will launch “TESS” at 6:51 pm ET / 3:51 pm PT on April 18. NASA is seeking out new planets, and it will use Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch its newest planet-hunting satellite into space.
9 Days Ago Next week, NASA is launching its new exoplanet hunter: a satellite that will stare out at the cosmos searching for never-before-seen worlds. Dubbed TESS, the spacecraft is tasked with looking for planets circling around stars outside of our Solar System to help scientists figure out what these planets are made of and if any might be able to support life.
5 Days Ago If all goes according to plan, NASA’s new Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, will launch today at 6:32 pm ET from Cape Canaveral. Read more...
3 Days Ago Update April 16th, 4:35PM ET: SpaceX is pushing back the launch until Wednesday, April 18th. The company says it needs more time to do analyses of guidance, navigation, and control systems.
6 Days Ago Scheduled for launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Monday April 16, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will seek out new exoplanets close to Earth.