The TESS Extended Mission

On July 5, 2020, the two-year TESS Prime Mission came to a close, and the TESS Extended Mission began. Over the next 27 months, TESS will conduct additional observations of the celestial sphere intended to enhance the scientific output of the mission. The Extended Mission will include updates to the …

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Cycle 3 selected programs announced

On July 4, 2020 TESS will begin its extended mission. This also marks the beginning of Cycle 3 of the TESS GI program. There are a number of changes in how TESS operates that start with Cycle 3, including a new 20-s cadence mode, all FFI data being taken at …

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Record number of TESS GI proposals received

The TESS Guest Investigator program Cycle 3 closed in January. We received 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 currently under review …

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