First TESS downlink successfully completed

News article posted on by Tom Barclay

TESS successfully completed the first downlink of science data on August 8. The data was transmitted via the NASA Deep Space Network. The full orbit work of data took took 1.25 hours to dump 53GB of data. TESS will now complete a second orbit targeting the same field as it did for the previous orbit. The the combination of these two orbits will make-up Sector 1. Sector 2 is due to begin on August 22. These data are planned to be released in January 2019.