The TESS science processing operations center

  title={The TESS science processing operations center},
  author={Jon M. Jenkins and Joseph D. Twicken and S. McCauliff and Jennifer Campbell and Dwight T. Sanderfer and D. K. Lung and Masoud Mansouri-Samani and Forrest R. Girouard and Peter Tenenbaum and Todd C. Klaus and Jeffrey C. Smith and Douglas A. Caldwell and A. D. Chacon and Christopher E. Henze and Cory Heiges and David W. Latham and Edward H. Morgan and Daryl Allen Swade and Stephen Andrew Rinehart and Roland K. Vanderspek},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation},
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will conduct a search for Earth's closest cousins starting in early 2018 and is expected to discover ∼1,000 small planets with Rp < 4 R⊕ and measure the masses of at least 50 of these small worlds. The Science Processing Operations Center (SPOC) is being developed at NASA Ames Research Center based on the Kepler science pipeline and will generate calibrated pixels and light curves on the NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division's Pleiades… Expand

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