Data preparation for asteroseismology with TESS

Lund, Mikkel N.Handberg, Rasmus; Kjeldsen, Hans; Chaplin, William J.; Christensen-Dalsgaard, Jørgen

Data preparation for asteroseismology with TESS,
Seismology of the Sun and the Distant Stars – Using Today’s Successes to Prepare the Future – TASC2 & KASC9 Workshop, EPJ Web of Conferences, Volume 160


The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a NASA Astrophysics Explorer mission. Following its scheduled launch in 2017, TESS will focus on detecting exoplanets around the nearest and brightest stars in the sky, for which detailed follow-up observations are possible. TESS will, as the NASA Kepler mission, include a asteroseismic program that will be organized within the TESS Asteroseismic Science Consortium (TASC), building on the success of the Kepler Asteroseismic Science Consortium (KASC). Within TASC data for asteroseismic analysis will be prepared by the TASC Working Group 0 (WG-0), who will facilitate data to the community via the TESS Asteroseismic Science Operations Center (TASOC), again building on the success of the corresponding KASOC platform for Kepler. Here, we give an overview of the steps being taken within WG-0 to prepare for the upcoming TESS mission.

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