Google+ SpaceTravelFoundation: NASA does not intend to repair Kepler

August 19, 2013

NASA does not intend to repair Kepler

Dear followers,

many month ago, we talk you that some technical troubles happened on the Kepler spacecraft. Today, +NASA announced that they do not plan to repair the spacecraft. 

Credits: Wikipédia

Actually, +Kepler Space Telescope is blocked by the malfunction of a mechanism which allows the telescope to focus on a given point in the sky towards.
An engineering study will be done on the modifications required to manage science operations with the spacecraft using a combination of its remaining two good reaction wheels and thrusters for spacecraft attitude control.Depending on the outcome of these studies, which are expected to be completed by the end of this year, +NASA will assess the scientific priority of a two-wheel Kepler mission.