Category Archives: Kepler

Kepler returned to service !

After returning Kepler to normal mode NASA decided to resume Campaign 9 which start was scheduled for April 2016. Kepler is now continuing its K2 mission flying with speed of 5982 km/s and 120 million kilometers from Earth. On April 22, 2016, NASA announced about resuming Campaign 9 which is devoted to research on parallax…
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Kepler remains stable after recovery from Emergency Mode

It seems that Kepler is in good condition and will return to service in short time. Since early April 2016 Kepler space telescope had problems which were considered as seriously threat for its mission. Kepler after space journey, which lasts since 2009, during which spacecraft passed distance of 120 million kilometers is kind of veteran.…
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Kepler exited from Emergency Mode

Thanks to the efforts of engineers on Earth, Kepler space telescope is not in Emergency Mode anymore. For the present moment Campaign 9 observation mission is still suspended, according to NASA statement from April 11, 2016. NASA announced about changing EM (Emergency Mode) to Point Rest State (PRS) after four days of attempts of bringing…
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Kepler spaceraft problems – NASA investigates the reasons

During last contact with Kepler Space Observatory NASA engineers spotted that spacecraft remains in Emergency Mode. Kepler telescope is deep space exploration vehicle with telescope onboard made by Ball Aerospace & Technologies. It was launched on atop of Delta II rocket on March 7, 2009, with assumed operational life at 3.5 years. Now, after 7…
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