Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.The TESS flight star tracker, provided by DTU Space for Orbital ATK, will monitor relative locations of stars and tell the spacecraft where it’s pointing. Star trackers act as a sort of compass for the satellite.TESS features in Issue #6 of Astrobiology: The Story of Our Search for Life in the Universe. Available at: https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/resources/graphic-histories/Artist concept of Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite.
About Image
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.NASA
The TESS flight star tracker, provided by DTU Space for Orbital ATK, will monitor relative locations of stars and tell the spacecraft where it’s pointing. Star trackers act as a sort of compass for the satellite.Orbital ATK
TESS features in Issue #6 of Astrobiology: The Story of Our Search for Life in the Universe. Available at: https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/resources/graphic-histories/NASA Astrobiology
Artist concept of Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite.NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Chris Meaney
None
Mission name: TESS

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

The first-ever spaceborne all-sky transit survey.

Mission news and discoveries
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
NASA’s TESS Tunes into an All-sky ‘Symphony’ of Red Giant StarsAugust 06, 2021
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
NASA’s TESS Discovers Stellar Siblings Host ‘Teenage’ Exoplanets (NASA Goddard)July 12, 2021
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
NASA’s Search for Life: Astrobiology in the Solar System and BeyondJune 25, 2021
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
Space Telescope Delivers the Goods: 2,200 Possible PlanetsMarch 23, 2021
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
A Close Exoplanet Found That May Have An Atmosphere Ideal For StudyMarch 05, 2021
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
NASA's TESS Discovers New Worlds in a River of Young StarsFebruary 14, 2021
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
Superflares and the Habitability of PlanetsOctober 08, 2020
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
NASA’s TESS Creates a Cosmic Vista of the Northern SkyOctober 05, 2020
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
Search for New Worlds at Home With NASA’s Planet Patrol ProjectOctober 03, 2020
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
NASA Missions Spy First Possible ‘Survivor’ Planet Hugging White Dwarf Star (NASA)September 16, 2020
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
NASA’s Planet Hunter Completes Its Primary Mission (NASA Goddard)August 11, 2020
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
Close and Tranquil Solar System Has Astronomers ExcitedJuly 02, 2020
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
NASA’s TESS, Spitzer Missions Discover a World Orbiting a Unique Young Star (NASA)June 24, 2020
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
Young Giant Planet Offers Clues to Formation of Exotic WorldsJune 23, 2020
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
Studying Sub-Neptune Atmospheres with James WebbMay 04, 2020
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
Tatooine WorldsJanuary 15, 2020
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
NASA Planet Hunter Finds Earth-Size Habitable-Zone WorldJanuary 07, 2020
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
Apply for "The PI Launchpad: From Science Idea to NASA Mission"September 25, 2019
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
NASA’s TESS Mission Finds Its Smallest Planet YetJune 27, 2019
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
When It Comes to Planetary Habitability, It's What's Inside that CountsMay 13, 2019
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
The Tricky Business of Finding ExocometsMay 07, 2019
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
Picking Planets from the TESS CatalogFebruary 06, 2019
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
Eliminating Oxygen False Positives for Habitable PlanetsNovember 15, 2018
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
The Kepler Space Telescope Mission Is Ending But Its Legacy Will Keep Growing.November 07, 2018
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
Science Strategies Chart Course for Detecting Life on Other WorldsOctober 19, 2018
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
Exoplanet Science StrategySeptember 21, 2018
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
Exoplanet Science Flying HighJuly 09, 2018
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
Know Thy Star, Know Thy PlanetMay 23, 2018
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
TESS Has Just Been Launched to Check Out the Near Exoplanet NeighborhoodApril 19, 2018
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
TESS: NASA's Next Planet Hunter Takes to the SkyApril 18, 2018
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
TESS Launch Now Targeted for WednesdayApril 16, 2018
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
NASA Prepares to Launch Next Mission to Search Sky for New WorldsApril 09, 2018
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
The Just-Approved European ARIEL Mission Will Be First Dedicated to Probing Exoplanet AtmospheresApril 02, 2018
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
NASA to Discuss Upcoming Launch of Next Planet HunterMarch 26, 2018
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
CATSUP for Nearby StarsNovember 22, 2017
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
Furthering the Hunt for Habitable Planets with StatisticsSeptember 22, 2017
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
Kepler Has Taught Us That Rocky Planets Are CommonJuly 03, 2017
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
ROSES-17 Amendment 13: TESS Guest Investigator Final TextJune 28, 2017
Artist impression of the TESS spacecraft.
NASA’s NExSS Coalition to Lead Search for Life on Distant WorldsApril 24, 2015