TESS mission

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a two-year survey that will discover exoplanets in orbit around bright stars.

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Proposing science

The TESS Guest Investigator Program is an annual call where scientists can propose new observations and receive funding and support.

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Data access

Access data, documentation, data analysis software, and find information on the follow-up observing program.

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News for scientists

Record number of TESS GI proposals recieved

The TESS Guest Investigator program Cycle 3 closed in January. We recieved a record number of proposals in Cycle 3, which is the first extended mission cycle. A total of 155 proposals were submitted, these a mix of Small, Large, and Key Project proposals. The proposals are currenly under review ...

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TESS activities at AAS

The TESS team is looking forward to attending the upcoming winter AAS meeting in Honolulu next month. There will be many new science results presented from the prime mission, and we will share plans for the first extended mission.

The TESS team will be there staffing a booth all week ...

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Volunteer to review TESS proposals

TESS Cycle 3 Guest Investigator (GI) proposals are due January 16, 2020. The in-person peer review is expected to take place in mid-March 2020. We are currently looking for volunteers with expertise in all areas of astrophysics to serve on our review panel. Topics we are particularly interested in recruiting ...

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Update on pointing for Sectors 24, 25, and 26

As previously announced, the field-of-view of the TESS camera array was shifted north by 31° with respect to its nominal pointing in Sectors 14, 15, and 16 in order to reduce the impact of scattered light from the Earth and Moon.

The TESS project has determined that photometry from TESS ...

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