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This page provides news updates to help the scientific community propose targets for TESS and analyze TESS data. These updates will be transmitted by email exploder at non-regular intervals. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed to receive the latest news.

Preliminary Target Pixel Files from TESS Object of Interest Alerts Now Public at MAST
TESS Special Session at Winter AAS
Guest Investigator Program Cycle 2 deadline moved to February 2019
Sector 3 Guest Investigator target lists available
Sector 1 data are being processed and validated
Sector 2 GI target list available
Changes in the TESS team at Goddard
First TESS downlink successfully completed
Sector 1 preliminary GI target list available
TESS Spacecraft Starts Science Operations
NASA’s TESS spacecraft continues testing prior to first observations
TESS Input Catalog Updated
TESS successfully completes lunar flyby
TESS commissioning nominal and on track for lunar encounter
Three-body dynamics in the TESS orbit
Successful TESS launch
TESS launch today!
Watch the launch
TESS simulated data available
TESS arrives at Kennedy Space Center and updated launch date
TESS Highlights at AAS 231
Guest Investigator Program Cycle 1 results available
TESS Input Catalog Version 6 (TIC-6) is now online at MAST
TESS team at AAS 231
Proposal submission now closed
Release of TESS cool dwarf catalog
Target list pointers
Cycle 1 proposal deadline change
Release of Web TESS Target Tool
Release of a software tool to calculate TESS magnitudes and noise level
Increase in target allocation for GI Program
TESS to observe bright stars at 2-min cadence
TESS-HERMES catalog of spectroscopic stellar parameters is now available
Cycle 1 proposal template available
TESS Guest Investigator Cycle 1 proposal submission page open
TESS Passes Critical Review
Error in a small number of TIC v5 surface gravities
ExoFOP-TESS now online
TESS Guest Investigator Cycle 1 released
TESS Science Support Center at KepSciCon
TESS team at AAS 230
TESS Observatory Guide now available
Volunteer to review proposals
Tell us about the software tool and data products you would like
Space hardware development and going well
Development of new TESS website

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