August 7-10, 2017


The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission: implications for BRITE

Gerald Handler (Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw)

The NASA TESS mission, anticipated to be launched in March 2018, is planned to conduct an all-sky survey of stellar variability, with the ultimate goal of detecting planets of the size of Neptune and larger around nearby stars. Its input target list will comprise all stars with V < 6 at ecliptic latitudes > |6| degrees. I shall present a short overview of the mission and of the TESS Asteroseismic Science Consortium (TASC), and shall try to identify some possible areas of collaboration and synergies between BRITE and TESS.

Mode of presentation need to be confirmed by the SOC