TESS Successfully Launched

EAPS News
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

NASA’s new planet-hunting TESS satellite was successfully launched into space from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 6.51pm EST Wednesday April 18. The satellite rode into Earth orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, beginning its two-year mission to study nearby star systems to look for alien worlds that might harbor life.

NASA TESS Launch


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Story Image: SpaceX launches the TESS spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket. Photo Credit: Michael Deep / SpaceFlight Insider