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SpaceX scrubs first attempt to launch TESS on a mission to search for near-Earth exoplanets


SpaceX scrubs first attempt to launch TESS on a mission to search for near-Earth exoplanets NASA and SpaceX scrubbed the initial launch attempt for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS. The planet-hunting observatory will be launched by a brand new Block 4 Falcon 9 rocket from SLC-40 into an orbital resonance with the moon that will allow it to perform a near all-sky survey to find and categorize the number and types of exoplanets within 300 light years of Earth. The next attempt will take place on Wednesday during a 30 second window that opens at 18:51 EDT (22:51 UTC)   More



(Source: NASASpaceFlight.com - Apr 17)

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