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, Jon M. Jenkins, Joseph D. Twicken, Joseph D. Twicken, Sean McCauliff, Sean McCauliff, Jennifer Campbell, Jennifer Campbell, Dwight Sanderfer, Dwight Sanderfer, David Lung, David Lung, Masoud Mansouri-Samani, Masoud Mansouri-Samani, Forrest Girouard, Forrest Girouard, Peter Tenenbaum, Peter Tenenbaum, Todd Klaus, Todd Klaus, Jeffrey C. Smith, Jeffrey C. Smith, Douglas A. Caldwell, Douglas A. Caldwell, A. Dean Chacon, A. Dean Chacon, Christopher Henze, Christopher Henze, Cory Heiges, Cory Heiges, David W. Latham, David W. Latham, Edward Morgan, Edward Morgan, Daryl Swade, Daryl Swade, Stephen Rinehart, Stephen Rinehart, Roland Vanderspek, 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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