Saturday, September 14, 2013

Kepler Update

The hard-working Kepler orbiting telescope was sidelined recently when two of its three reaction wheels (used to help precisely point the vehicle) failed. NASA "retired" the telescope but put out a call for ideas as to what could be done instead of just completely turning the observatory off. They have received forty-two "white papers" giving suggestions and are now assessing those.

No comments:

Post a Comment