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Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)



The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a multi-year survey that has discovered exoplanets in orbit around bright stars across the entire sky using high-precision photometry. The survey also enables a wide variety of stellar astrophysics, solar system science, and extragalactic variability studies. More information about TESS is available at MAST and the TESS Science Support Center.

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STScI hereby grants the non-exclusive, royalty free, non-transferable, worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, and publicly display in all media public data from the TESS mission.


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How to Cite

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was accessed on DATE from This paper includes data collected with the TESS mission, obtained from the AWS Open Data copy of the MAST Archive at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). Funding for the TESS mission is provided by the NASA Explorer Program. STScI is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., under NASA contract NAS 5–26555.

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Tools & Applications

Resources on AWS

  • Description
    TESS Mission data files
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls --no-sign-request s3://stpubdata/tess/
  • Description
    Notifications for new data
    Resource type
    SNS Topic
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region

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