WATCH REPLAY: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Carrying NASA’s TESS Satellite Set for 6:51 p.m.
By Space Coast Daily // April 18, 2018
launch was scrubbed Monday
WATCH REPLAY: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral carrying NASA’s TESS Satellite is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18. The Launch window opens at 6:51 p.m. ET
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral carrying NASA’s TESS Satellite is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18.
Meteorologists with the 45th Space Wing continue to predict a 90 percent chance of favorable weather for tomorrow’s second launch attempt.
The Launch window opens at 6:51 p.m. ET
On Monday, the launch was scrubbed so the team could conduct additional GNC analysis.
The rocket will carry NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) which will discover thousands of exoplanets in orbit around the brightest stars in the sky.
In a two-year survey of the solar neighborhood, TESS will monitor more than 200,000 stars for temporary drops in brightness caused by planetary transits. This first-ever spaceborne all-sky transit survey will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, around a wide range of stellar types and orbital distances.
No ground-based survey can achieve this feat.
Coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV.
Over the course of two years, our newest planet-hunter @NASA_TESS will scan 85% of the sky to find planets outside of our solar system, known as exoplanets. Watch & learn more about this mission launching on Monday: pic.twitter.com/zaHFrxyc5k
— NASA (@NASA) April 15, 2018
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