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Three years on, TESS delivers on discoveries as extended mission continues – NASASpaceFlight.com – NASASpaceflight.com

Three years ago, on April 18, 2018, NASA’s and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Transiting…

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Three years ago, on April 18, 2018, NASAs and the Massachusetts Institute of Technologys Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, launched successfully into a very high Earth orbit aboard the last new Block 4 Falcon 9 before the current human-rated Block 5 entered service.
Since then, it has dutifully observed the southern and northern skies, searching for tell-tale signs of nearby exoplanets crossing between their parent stars and the telescope’s cameras. Its primary mission now complete,…

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