TESS Clears Development Milestone With Optical Surprise

Credit: Artist's concept of TESS: NASA
HOUSTON—NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)—the planned successor to the Kepler space telescope and its productive eight-year search for extrasolar planets—has cleared a development milestone, despite an optical issue. The agency characterizes the problem as a “slightly reduced focus...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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