TESS

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will search the stars for exoplanets using the transit method. Falcon 9 will place TESS into a highly elliptical Earth orbit before the spacecraft then uses a gravity assist from the Moon to further adjust its orbit.

The launch date was Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 10:51 PM (UTC).

Provider SpaceX
Vehicle Falcon 9
Launch Date (UTC) Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Launch Time (UTC) 10:51 PM
Location SLC-40, Cape Canaveral
Florida, United States

Launch Media

  • TESS Mission Broadcast (SpaceX)