In a recent move at the Cape Canaveral, SpaceX has reportedly launched a satellite which is made by the NASA. The satellite is often regarded as a planet hunter by the Space agency. TESS, that is Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is expected to spend over 1000 days in space searching for planets. What comes as a fascinating fact is that Falcon 9 rocket was used to launch the same into space by SpaceX. The satellite is expected to look for planets near the brightest as well as nearby stars. You’d be fascinated to know that the satellite was deployed into the outer space in just 48 minutes. Even the launch window for the same was just 30 seconds only. SpaceX later went on saying that after the deployment operation, Falcon 9 will land in the Atlantic Ocean over the drone-ship of the company.
For the purpose of performing an array of checks for control systems, guidance as well as navigation, the launch of the rocket was delayed by 2 days. Now, talking about the satellite, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is capable of scanning the entire sky for finding the aliens. The same will follow the Kepler mission where there are around 3000 planets out over there. The satellite will come handy when it comes to tackling the problem where planets’ host stars are pretty far. A higher degree of follow-up measurements can be obtained now. Kepler discoveries stated that there are an array of several thousands of planets there, though humankind doesn’t know anything about those rather than the fact that they just exist.
So, with the launch as well as the further deployment of Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, we can say NASA has taken the next step to explore the unexplored. The satellite will be different, the planets discovered by the same will be different as well. The prime goal of the whole space mission is to search for plants that offer small, rocky appeal. The planets that are orbiting around the stars which aren’t that hot as well as not that cold are appreciated under the same. Moreover, when it comes to studying the planets and deriving unparalleled results, James Webb Space Scope can be used for the task. NASA is also planning to launch the same in a year or three.
Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is expected to find over 20,000 planets for the sake of future. If everything goes well, we can expect findings of new planets by the end of the current fiscal year of 2018.