The TESS spacecraft is in orbit!

A lot of very happy people on the NASA TESS mission team today. At 6:51PM ET the TESS spacecraft was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral on a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster and carried into orbit. As of the time of writing, it has just successfully deployed its solar arrays and is broadcasting telemetry to mission control. Wow!

My partner and I at Amber Biology are very happy and proud to have been given the opportunity to play a very tiny part in this amazing venture as contractors on the mission.

With apologies for the quality of the photos which were snapped from a TV during the live stream.

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