The missions

Kepler & K2 provide long-baseline, high-precision photometry for exoplanet and astrophysics research.

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K2 observing

K2 is a community-driven mission: targets and funding are awarded through open calls for proposals.

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Data analysis

Pixel data, lightcurves, and analysis software are publicly available with no proprietary period.

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News for scientists

K2 Campaign 17 processed data available

The pipeline-processed data for K2 Campaign 17 are now available for download from the K2 data archive at MAST.

Campaign 17 provided a substantial overlap with Campaign 6, offering a longer baseline for stellar activity, asteroseismology, and AGN studies, as well as enabling dozens of K2 planet candidates to be …

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K2 Campaign 18 downlink successful

The Kepler spacecraft has successfully downloaded Campaign 18 data to Earth. The raw data are now available for download from the K2 data archive at MAST.

We are monitoring the spacecraft very closely and will provide more information when its status has been fully assessed. Scientists who are carrying out …

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K2 Campaign 17 data processing complete

Data processing for K2 Campaign 17 is now complete and the pixel files and lightcurves are in the process of being shipped to the data archive at MAST. We anticipate that the data release will be announced by next week.

Campaign 17 provided a substantial overlap with Campaign 6, offering …

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Kepler fuel status update & FAQ

On Monday, July 2nd, prompted by an anomalous drop in fuel pressure, the Kepler team paused the science observations for K2 Campaign 18 and commanded the spacecraft into a no-fuel-use safe mode. It will remain in this mode until August 2nd, when the Kepler team will use the normally scheduled …

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Campaign 20 proposal information

Target proposals for K2 Campaign 20 are requested by Thursday, August 16, 2018.

Key facts:

  • Proposal templates are available in Word format and in Latex format.
  • The proposal and accompanying target table must be must be submitted via email to keplergo@mail.arc.nasa.gov.
  • Campaign 20 is at a significant risk of not being executed due to Kepler's low fuel status.

All proposals must follow the instructions detailed in ROSES D.7 (K2 GO Cycle 7) and clarified on our proposal preparation page.

Questions? Contact keplergo@mail.arc.nasa.gov or phone us at +1-650-604-2784.

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