The nice thing about government satellites, and perhaps satellites generally, is they are in a high demand field. And there’s not very many to go around (a lot of people call this high-demand/low density, or HD/LD).
Then it makes sense someone is trying to figure out how Kepler can still be used. In this case, someone would like Kepler to go after stars and not planets. The idea is to see if they can observe variations in star wavelengths to determine, possibly, internal activities going on.
There’s still some figuring out with the remaining reaction wheels, apparently, but here’s to hoping some good comes from Kepler’s troubles.