Amber Biology hired as a contractor for the NASA TESS mission
Our consulting firm Amber Biology is very excited to have been hired as a contractor for the NASA TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) mission. Due to be launched from Cape Canaveral as early as March 2018 on one of SpaceX's new Falcon 9 reusable rockets, the TESS spacecraft will search for exoplanets orbiting distant stars, that could potentially be earth-like worlds on which liquid water could exist, and which may also have the right kind of conditions to support life. Although most of the computational work we are doing is in the field of astrophysics, this is an origin of life project and therefore still arguably biology!
Amber Biology is involved in the creation of code involved in both the imaging processing for the spacecraft itself, and the data analysis pipeline that scientists on the ground will use to process the images that the spacecraft sends back to earth on each closest approach of its orbit.
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