Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)

  title={Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)},
  author={George R. Ricker and Joshua N. Winn and Roland K. Vanderspek and David W. Latham and G'asp'ar 'A. Bakos and Jacob L. Bean and Zachory K. Berta-Thompson and Timothy M. Brown and Lars A. Buchhave and N. R. Butler and R. Paul Butler and William J. Chaplin and David Charbonneau and J{\o}rgen Christensen-Dalsgaard and Mark C. Clampin and Drake L. Deming and John P. Doty and Nathan De Lee and Courtney D. Dressing and Edward Wood Dunham and Michael Endl and François Fressin and Jian Ge and Th. Henning and Matthew J. Holman and Andrew W. Howard and Shigeru Ida and Jon M. Jenkins and Garrett Jernigan and John Asher Johnson and Lisa Kaltenegger and Nobuyuki Kawai and Hans Kjeldsen and Gregory Laughlin and Alan M. Levine and Douglas N. C. Lin and Jack J. Lissauer and Phillip J. MacQueen and Geoffrey W. Marcy and Peter Rankin McCullough and Timothy D. Morton and Norio Narita and Martin A. Paegert and Enric Pall{\'e} and Francesco A. Pepe and Joshua A. Pepper and Andreas Quirrenbach and Stephen Andrew Rinehart and Dimitar D. Sasselov and Bun’ei Sato and Sara Seager and Alessandro Sozzetti and Keivan G. Stassun and Peter W. Sullivan and Andrew Szentgyorgyi and Guillermo Torres and St{\'e}phane Udry and Joel S. Villasenor},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation},
  • G. Ricker, J. Winn, +55 authors J. Villasenor
  • Published in
    Astronomical Telescopes and…
    1 May 2009
  • Geology, Environmental Science, Physics, Engineering
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS ) will search for planets transiting bright and nearby 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 (approximately less than) 13 for temporary drops in brightness caused… Expand
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