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SpaceX TESS Liftoff

NASA/Tony Gray2018-04-18

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, carrying NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Liftoff was at 6:51 p.m. EDT. TESS will search for planets outside of our solar system. The mission will find exoplanets that periodically block part of the light from their host stars, events called transits. The satellite will survey the nearest and brightest stars for two years to search for transiting exoplanets.

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  • Title: SpaceX TESS Liftoff
  • Creator: NASA/Tony Gray
  • Date Created: 2018-04-18
  • Location: Launch Complex 40
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3

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