Falcon 9 Block 4
TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite)

SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 Block 4 Rocket

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SpaceX was scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 Block 4 rocket as part of the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) mission. The launch window for the Astrophysics mission was on Wed, Apr 18th, 2018, 6:51 PM from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success with a 90% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Falcon 9 Block 4 and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite)

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a NASA space telescope, designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method. TESS will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, orbiting a wide range of stellar types and orbital distances. The principal goal of the TESS mission is to detect small planets with bright host stars in the solar neighborhood, so that detailed characterizations of the planets and their atmospheres can be performed.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
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Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 4

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