TESS - NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite by Katarina Eriksson

Design By:
Katarina Eriksson

Katarina Eriksson is a Swedish graphic designer and architect with a long-time interest in space and science. She runs her own design company out of Lund, Sweden but works with the world.

 

Space Horizons
Design By:
Katarina Eriksson

Katarina Eriksson is a Swedish graphic designer and architect with a long-time interest in space and science. She runs her own design company out of Lund, Sweden but works with the world.

 

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.

Proceeds Support:


Proceeds support Space Horizons, an innovative non profit that promotes interest in STEM education for minority and female students in underserved communities. Space Horizons is a new collection of mission patch designs for your favorite past, present and future missions to help engage a new generation in the excitement of extending humanity’s reach beyond Earth.

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Artist Statement

TESS - NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will be scanning for new planets outside of our solar system, ranging from Earth-sized ones to gas giants, monitoring 200 000 stars during a two year mission. When a planet passes in front of its star there's a small dip in the star's measured brightness, which the spacecraft will detect. TESS is scheduled to launch on a Falcon 9 rocket in April 2018. This reimagined "mission patch" shows a stylised planetary transit in front a star disk, and the corresponding measured dip in light intensity. I have been intrigued by astrobiology since I took a course in the subject at Lund University in 2003. Since then a lot has happened in the field. Finding new exoplanets means finding new possible worlds that could harbour life. — Katarina Eriksson