From a previous aside “Not Dead Yet!!“, I noted the Kepler team is trying to find a different mission, since one of the satellite’s reaction wheels is not responding. Here are some interesting specs for the camera’s charged-coupled device (CCD). Observation: the Nokia Lumia 1020 has half of the megapixel capability (41MP). But I bet their software would be a great addition to some of the imagery tools NASA uses.
First week of September is the mission idea deadline.