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TESS Mission Has Already Impacted MIT’s Kavli Institute

25 April 2018
SPACE hosts a question-and-answer with Jacqueline Hewitt, the director of MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (MKI), the lead organization behind NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Hewitt “pushed to get TESS originally approved by NASA, oversaw its instrument development and will also oversee its science operations over the next two years in the hunt.” In the interview, Hewitt details the origins of the TESS concept, the impact of the mission on MIT’s scientific and engineering missions, and potential future missions in development, including the Arcus instrument to study hot gases and the Transient Astrophysics Observer on the International Space Station (ISS-TAO) to capture transients such as gamma-ray bursts for study. (Image Credit: NASA)
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