TESS mission

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a two-year survey that will discover exoplanets in orbit around bright stars.

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Proposing science

The TESS Guest Investigator Program is an annual call where scientists can propose new observations and receive funding and support.

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Data access

Access simulated data, documentation, data analysis software, and find information on the follow-up observing program.

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News for scientists


TESS Science Support Center at KepSciCon

We will be hosting a breakout session at the Kepler Science Conference, at NASA Ames, CA. The session will be at 1.30pm on Wednesday Jun 21 and will focus on allowing the community to talk directly to the TESS Science Support Center team, and additionally talk to the folks ...

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TESS team at AAS 230

The 230th American Astronomical Society is just around the corner. Team members from TESS's Science Support Center will be there to represent the mission. Come find us at at our booth where we will be joined by NExScI, Kepler/K2 and the Exoplanet Program Office. We will be available to ...

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TESS Observatory Guide now available

To aid in the development in potential TESS science investigations we have created a TESS Observatory Guide. This document serves two purposes. The first is to provide a comprehensive description of the TESS observatory design, operations, and capabilities. The second is to provide potential proposers detailed information relevant to preparing ...

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Volunteer to review proposals

The TESS Science Support Center is responsible for organizing the review of proposals submitted to the TESS Guest Investigator program. Our first cycle deadline will be on September 29, 2017, with the in-person peer review likely taking place in mid-December. We are currently looking for volunteers with expertise in astrophysics ...

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