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NASA Hardware Hacking Space

Solar Pressure May Help Kepler Return To Planet-Hunting Duties 46

Posted by samzenpus
from the back-to-the-search dept.
Zothecula writes "Last August, it looked as if NASA's Kepler space telescope was as good as scrap due to the failure of its attitude control system. Now the space agency proposes what it calls the K2 mission concept, which may fix the problem by using the Sun to regain attitude control and allow Kepler to resume its search for extrasolar planets."
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