8 August 2016 The TESS science processing operations center
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The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will conduct a search for Earth's closest cousins starting in early 2018 and is expected to discover ∼1,000 small planets with Rp < 4 R and measure the masses of at least 50 of these small worlds. The Science Processing Operations Center (SPOC) is being developed at NASA Ames Research Center based on the Kepler science pipeline and will generate calibrated pixels and light curves on the NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division's Pleiades supercomputer. The SPOC will also search for periodic transit events and generate validation products for the transit-like features in the light curves. All TESS SPOC data products will be archived to the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST).
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Jon M. Jenkins, Joseph D. Twicken, Sean McCauliff, Jennifer Campbell, Dwight Sanderfer, David Lung, Masoud Mansouri-Samani, Forrest Girouard, Peter Tenenbaum, Todd Klaus, Jeffrey C. Smith, Douglas A. Caldwell, A. Dean Chacon, Christopher Henze, Cory Heiges, David W. Latham, Edward Morgan, Daryl Swade, Stephen Rinehart, Roland Vanderspek, "The TESS science processing operations center", Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99133E (8 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233418; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233418
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