The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

  title={The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite},
  author={George R. Ricker and Roland K. Vanderspek and Joshua N. Winn and Sara Seager and Zachory K. Berta-Thompson and Adam Levine and Joel S. Villasenor and David W. Latham and David Charbonneau and Matthew J. Holman and J. A. Johnson and Dimitar D. Sasselov and Andrew Szentgyorgyi and Guillermo Torres and G'asp'ar 'A. Bakos and Timothy M. Brown and J. Christensen-Dalsgaard and Hans Kjeldsen and Mark C. Clampin and Stephen Andrew Rinehart and Drake L. Deming and John P. Doty and Edward T. Dunham and Shigeru Ida and Nobuyuki Kawai and Bun’ei Sato and Jennifer M. Jenkins and Jack J. Lissauer and Garrett Jernigan and Lisa Kaltenegger and Gregory Laughlin and Douglas N. C. Lin and Peter Rankin McCullough and Norio Narita and Joshua A. Pepper and Keivan G. Stassun and St{\'e}phane Udry},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation},
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS ) will search the solar neighborhood for planets transiting bright stars. TESS has been selected by NASA for launch in 2017 as an Astrophysics Explorer mission. The spacecraft will be placed into a highly elliptical 13.7-day orbit around the Earth. During its two-year mission, TESS will employ four wide-field optical CCD cameras to monitor at least 200,000 main-sequence dwarf stars with IC 13 for temporary drops in brightness caused by planetary… Expand
Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
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Fine-pointing performance and corresponding photometric precision of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
  • T. Nguyen, E. Morgan, +6 authors G. Ricker
  • Engineering, Computer Science
  • Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems
  • 2018
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