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Cargo Spacecraft Docks at The International Space Station

An unmanned Russian ship has successfully docked at the International Space Station (ISS) which sets to deliver fresh supplies for all the crew. Roscosmos said that the spacecraft docked at the station on Thursday and aims to bring the 3 tons of food, instrument, and fuel. The Russian spacecraft was launched Tuesday at the Space…
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Minotaur assembled at Cape Canaveral

Minotaur-4, converted ICBM missile, was successfully assembled at Launch Pad 46 at Cape Canaveral last Friday, August 19, 2017. Orbital ATK, operator of Minotaur-4, passed through assembly process at Launch Pad 46 last Friday. Rocket was delivered in parts and thanks to the fact, that rocket is solid fueled, assembling process was done safely directly…
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NASA’s TESS Exoplanet Hunter: What’s Next!

TESS, which is also known as, the “Exoplanet Hunter” is a refrigerator-sized satellite that lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on 18th April 2018. The first few days will witness the deployment of solar arrays and a variety of system checks before actually beginning its work. The instrument on TESS has 4…
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Delta IV Heavy is the New Powerful Launch Vehicle

Delta IV is an expandable rocket, which executes launch services for the United States government, for the most part – chiefly for satellites flown by the National Reconnaissance Office or the Department of Defense.  A distinguished exception was the 2014 test of the Orion Spacecraft aboard a Delta IV Heavy; the flight was made to…
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NASA’s TESS Unveils Satellite To Discover New Alien Worlds   

NASA confirms that they have the latest planet hunter to discover new alien worlds. Its Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) revealed on April 18 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket around 6:51 pm. The latter spacecraft was deployed into the Earth’s orbit.  TESS is about to have a…
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Space X’s Next FALCON 9 Launch – Delay Launch of TESS

SpaceX is targeting launch of NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) on Wednesday, April 18 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The 30-second launch window opens at 6:51 p.m. EDT, or 22:51 UTC. TESS will be deployed into a highly elliptical orbit approximately 48 minutes after launch. Two-stage…
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All Eyes On The NASA Exoplanet Launch Today

Update 6:30 PM GMT: SpaceX is targeting launch of NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) on Wednesday, April 18 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The 30-second launch window opens at 6:51 p.m. EDT, or 22:51 UTC. TESS will be deployed into a highly elliptical orbit approximately 48 minutes after launch.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is set to launch its next planet hunter today. Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is expected to take full mission today after its launch, TESS will take off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station that is next to KSC (Kennedy Space Center) and its launch is expected to last only 30minutes. Its SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket mission officials said everything is ready for today’s Liftoff and all should go as planned no setbacks expected. TESS is poised to launch today at 2232hrs (GMT) and the weather officials are confident that weather will be suitable for the liftoff. There will be minimal chances that the launch can be interrupted by weather changes.in ju8st a few hours from now the world is going to witness NASA’s next exoplanet.

This new planet hunter, TESS will work from an exclusive point that is a highly elliptical orbit, there is no any other spaceflight that has ever occupied this point. After the launch of this planet hunter is expected to take a full mission and expand its orbit until it flies close to the moon to get gravitational support. This new planet hunter is expected to orbit earth half the time the moon takes to orbit the earth once and it will spend at least two years in this orbit.it will also be able to go further from the earth which will allow it to survey the sky without the interference of the moon or any other planet.it is expected to spend its first year after the launch observing the southern hemisphere moving to different parts of the sky every 27 days so it’s able to stay away from the sun.

TESS is also expected to survey the northern hemisphere during its second year into space which is also will take place at intervals of 27days.this planet hunter is the next big thing in the search for planets that are not in the solar system including planets that could support life. TESS survey will allow scientists to conduct a more detailed analysis for the exoplanets that will show data about their density, composition, mass and that compose their atmosphere.it will also survey more than 200,000 brightest stars close to the sun in search for transiting exoplanets. This spaceflight is expected to find exoplanets that are known to block part of the light from their host stars.

MIT Team Strives for the Stars, Satellite Off to Search Exoplanets 

By next week, a NASA-sponsored spacecraft made and developed by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will start a mission to explore possibility thousands of other planets just outside of the solar system.   The TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) created at MIT will bring 4 cameras and be the very first to study…
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