Kepler Science Operations

  title={Kepler Science Operations},
  author={Michael R. Haas and Natalie M. Batalha and Stephen T. Bryson and Douglas A. Caldwell and Jessie L. Dotson and Jennifer R. Hall and Jon M. Jenkins and Todd C. Klaus and David G. Koch and Jeffrey Kolodziejczak and Christopher K. Middour and Marcie Smith and Charles K. Sobeck and Jeremy Stober and Richard S. Thompson and Jeffrey E. Van Clev},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Kepler's mission design includes a comprehensive plan for commissioning and science operations. The commissioning phase completed all critical tasks and accomplished all mission objectives within a week of the pre-launch plan. Since the start of science data collection, the nominal timeline has been interrupted by two safe-mode events, several losses of fine point, and some small pointing adjustments. The most important anomalies are understood and mitigated, so Kepler's technical performance… 

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