Straton recently worked with M.I.T. to produced precision components for the TESS project.
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will discover thousands of exoplanets in orbit around the brightest stars in the sky. In a two-year survey of the solar neighborhood, TESS will monitor more than 500,000 stars for temporary drops in brightness caused by planetary transits. This first-ever space borne all-sky transit survey will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, around a wide range of stellar types and orbital distances. No ground-based survey can achieve this feat.
“Thank you for the extraordinary effort, excellent machining, and wonderfully short turn-around time you did for us. They look great and we’re fitting them into the test assembly for vibration testing that will happen in the very near future. By doing such a good job and keeping to the promised delivery date, you kept our TESS Program on schedule.”
For more information about the TESS Satellite project, the effort, project background, and satellite orbits, watch this YouTube video: Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)