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Kepler science operations

Authors
  • Michael R, Haas
  • Natalie M, Batalha
  • Steve T, Bryson
  • Douglas Caldwell
  • Jessie L, Dotson
  • Jennifer, Hall
  • Jon M, Jenkins
  • Todd C, Klaus
  • David G, Koch
  • Jeffrey, Kolodziejczak
  • Chris, Middour
  • Marcie, Smith
  • Charles K, Sobeck
  • Jeremy, Stober
  • Richard S, Thompson
  • Jeffrey Van Cleve
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Astrophysical Journal Letters
Publication Date
Mar 29, 2010
Volume
713
Issue
2
Pages
115–115
Source
SETI Institute
License
Unknown

Abstract

Kepler s mission design includes a comprehensive plan for commissioning and science operations. The commissioning phase completed all critical tasks and accomplished all mission objectives within a week of the pre-launch plan. Since the start of science data collection, the nominal timeline has been interrupted by two safe-mode events, several losses of fine point, and some small pointing adjustments. The most important anomalies are understood and mitigated, so Kepler s technical performance has improved significantly ...

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