According to reports, the satellite, which is aimed at finding far-away planets that could potentially support life, will be launched at 6:32 pm US Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft will have to wait another couple of days before lifting off.
2 April space, the company performed a successful launch of the Falcon 9 rocket with the spacecraft Dragon, who managed to deliver to the ISS the 2.6 MT of cargo.
NASA is all set to launch its next hunt for planets outside our solar system as preparations get underway for the launch of the TESS satellite, which will be carried into space in a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Tuesday morning. Though Kepler Space Telescope has been doing the same job for years, the new satellite will advance its work and look for Earth-like planetary bodies orbiting some 200,000 brightest stars close to our sun.
"But since then, we have found thousands of planets orbiting others stars and we think all the stars in our galaxy must have their own family of planets".
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NASA says TESS could help answer the age-old question: Are we alone in the universe?
An artist's rendition of NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS.
TESS, with its four advanced cameras, will scan an area that is 350 times larger, comprising 85 percent of the sky in the first two years alone.
The SpaceX rocket launch scheduled for Monday evening has been delayed.
"Tess will find small planets, rocky planets that might have atmospheres and features that may be conducive to life", Buzasi said.