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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Live Coverage of SpaceX TESS Launch Attempt #2
Updated with Additional Video

update: The Launch was successful. The live player has been replaced by videos of the launch and other videos showing other angles have been added.







SpaceX is targeting launch of NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) on Wednesday, April 18 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The 30-second launch window opens at 6:51 p.m. EDT, or 6:51 pm. TESS will be deployed into a highly elliptical orbit approximately 48 minutes after launch.

Following stage separation, SpaceX will attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

Here is a video from Frasier Cain of Universe Today speaking about the purpose of the TESS spacecraft:



Check out the NASA website for the mission at https://tess.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Additional Video added after the launch:


NASA video of the launch




Launch from different angles



NASA Program on TESS








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