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Message 2135743 - Posted: 11 May 2024, 18:57:54 UTC

The planetary search continues beyond mechanical and electronics hiccups:

NASA's planet hunter shakes off reaction wheel woes and gets back to work
... The latest safe mode was triggered by a failure to dump momentum from TESS's reaction wheels, which requires using the spacecraft's propulsion system. The system had not been successfully repressurized following the earlier safe mode event on April 8.

Once the issue was corrected, TESS resumed science operations. However, the team still needs to figure out what caused the April 8 upset...

... TESS was launched in 2018 atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and is currently in its second mission extension. As of April 18, the observatory had discovered 432 planets and 7,138 planet candidates...

A good recovery...

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