Coverage of the countdown is set to start at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT) on NASA's streaming video channels, and SpaceX is planning a webcast as well. Forecasters are setting the chances of acceptable weather at 80 percent, with strong winds listed as the main concern.
According to a report by Space.com, NASA's current exoplanet hunting observatory named Kepler, has nearly exhausted its fuel supply, requiring NASA to put TESS into orbit to continue research.
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"We learned from Kepler that there are more planets than stars in our sky", NASA's Astrophysics Division director Paul Hertz said last month.
"On average the stars that TESS observes are 30-100 times brighter and 10 times closer than the stars that Kepler focused on".
TESS will spend two years mapping the sky, looking for transit- phenomenon that occurs when a planet passes in front of its star, causing a dip in the star's brightness.
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The Kepler mission has already uncovered 2,300 new exoplanets confirmed by other telescopes.
NASA's new planet-hunting mission, poised to launch 16 April, aims to advance the search for extraterrestrial life by scanning the skies for nearby, Earth-like planets.
After TESS identifies its candidates, scientists around the world will make further observations to confirm that they really are planets, and determine whether they're gas giants like Jupiter and Neptune, or rocky planets like Earth and Mars. "Humans have always wondered if we are alone in the universe, and until 25 years ago the only planets we knew were the eight of our solar system, but since then we have found thousands of planets in orbit around other stars, and we think that all the stars in our galaxy must have their own family of planets", he said.
Researchers might even consider sending swarms of tiny probes to sweep by the most promising candidates - a strategy that the Breakthrough Starshot initiative is already working on for the Alpha Centauri star system.
Ricker said: 'TESS is going to dramatically increase the number of planets that we have to study.
NASA's newest planet hunter is gearing up for its first mission. If there is a possibility of a habitable planet, TESS will report about it.