9 August 2016 The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
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The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will discover thousands of exoplanets in orbit around the brightest stars in the sky. This first-ever spaceborne all-sky transit survey will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants. TESS stars will be far brighter than those surveyed by previous missions; thus, TESS planets will be easier to characterize in follow-up observations. For the first time it will be possible to study the masses, sizes, densities, orbits, and atmospheres of a large cohort of small planets, including a sample of rocky worlds in the habitable zones of their host stars.
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G. R. Ricker, G. R. Ricker, R. Vanderspek, R. Vanderspek, J. Winn, J. Winn, S. Seager, S. Seager, Z. Berta-Thompson, Z. Berta-Thompson, A. Levine, A. Levine, J. Villasenor, J. Villasenor, D. Latham, D. Latham, D. Charbonneau, D. Charbonneau, M. Holman, M. Holman, J. Johnson, J. Johnson, D. Sasselov, D. Sasselov, A. Szentgyorgyi, A. Szentgyorgyi, G. Torres, G. Torres, G. Bakos, G. Bakos, T. Brown, T. Brown, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, H. Kjeldsen, H. Kjeldsen, M. Clampin, M. Clampin, S. Rinehart, S. Rinehart, D. Deming, D. Deming, J. Doty, J. Doty, E. Dunham, E. Dunham, S. Ida, S. Ida, N. Kawai, N. Kawai, B. Sato, B. Sato, J. Jenkins, J. Jenkins, J. Lissauer, J. Lissauer, G. Jernigan, G. Jernigan, L. Kaltenegger, L. Kaltenegger, G. Laughlin, G. Laughlin, D. Lin, D. Lin, P. McCullough, P. McCullough, N. Narita, N. Narita, J. Pepper, J. Pepper, K. Stassun, K. Stassun, S. Udry, S. Udry, } "The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite", Proc. SPIE 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 99042B (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232071; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232071


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