Metropole Products Inc. (MPI), an industry-leading innovator of SATCOM products, provides NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Project with their FMA-264 GL Diplexer.
The FMA-264 GL diplexer was developed by Metropole Products, Inc. to operate in the S-band system of NASA networks. The diplexer features low insertion loss, high channel isolation, high input power and lightweight rugged construction.
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Project, designed to search for the brightest presences in outer space, will use the FMA-264 GL diplexer to help identify unknown exoplanets. These planets orbit stars other than the Sun and are usually difficult to locate. Using the transit method, TESS can identify the planets based on the brightness of the star. By recording the sequence of over 500,000 stars, transiting exoplanets can now be determined.
In 2014, TESS was implemented on an official two year NASA explorer mission. The goal of the mission is to expose, analyze and characterize more than 3000 transiting exoplanets. Examining these exoplanets plays an essential role in finding other earth-like planets and furthering our knowledge of space and existence.
For more than 40 years, MPI’s expert engineers have developed sophisticated communications components that enable both science and industry to reach farther, connect more clearly and share information more efficiently. By creating and designing the most innovative RF and microwave technologies, MPI is dedicated to empowering communications across the globe.