There have been a few posts on TMSB regarding the Kepler satellite and reaction wheel issues affecting it. But all that planet-hunting, the primary mission of the Kepler team, has paid off in the amount of information learned from their, and other satellites’, endeavors. You’ll learn a thing or two if you take a read […]Read More Almost batting a thousand–the contribution of Kepler (and others)
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, […]Read More Kepler: looking at the bright side of life (in space)
To borrow an answer for a different question: I’ve never Kepled. But the Kepler Team sounds like they aren’t going to give up on planet-hunting yet. They’re looking for a few good ideas (at least according to the article). If you have any, maybe you could help them out? http://science.time.com/2013/08/16/the-kepler-space-telescope-may-be-dead-but-its-planet-hunting-mission-continues/ Related articles Planet-hunting scope beyond repair […]Read More Not dead yet!!