Kepler recovered and K2 mission underway again

News article posted on by Knicole Colon

The Kepler spacecraft has officially been recovered since it was first discovered to be in Emergency Mode on April 7. Science operations are now resuming as planned, with K2 Campaign 9 beginning today, April 22. Campaign 9 involves the spacecraft looking toward the Galactic Center to primarily search for gravitational microlensing events. In addition to microlensing targets, a number of Director's Discretionary Targets (DDTs) were approved. The full target list for Campaign 9 can be found here.

Additional details on the recovery process can be found in the Mission Manager Updates.