NASA, SpaceX set to launch planet-hunting satellite

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Planet hunters will be keeping their fingers crossed this evening as SpaceX flings NASA's 350kg Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) into a highly elliptical orbit around the Earth.

NASA calls the spacecraft TESS, which is short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite.

And it appears Musk is thinking about using a "giant party balloon" to take the upper stage of his rocket (which is created to operate at high altitude and carry the payload) out of orbital velocity and slow down its landing back on Earth - onto a bouncy castle.

Based on Kepler observations, there are more than 2,300 "exoplanets", something that transformed scientists' understanding of planets beyond the solar system.

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Now, it seems to have paid off - SpaceX has between 30 and 40 missions lined up per year through 2020.

TESS is expected to "catalog thousands of planet candidates" and hugely raise the existing number of "known exoplanets", according to the NASA website.

Once in orbit, Tess will spend about two years surveying 200,000 of the brightest stars near the Sun to search for planets outside our solar system.

The satellite will figure out "the most promising exoplanets orbiting relatively nearby stars", providing future researchers with an exhaustive set of new targets for more follow-up studies, including the potential to determine "their capacity to harbor life", the U.S. space agency said. However, Kepler only had access to a fraction of the sky and most of the stars it studied are extremely faint, making it hard for astronomers to look more closely at the planets.

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