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imran
post Sep 24 2005, 04:23 PM
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This NASA Discovery mission is to be launched in June 2008 and will search for Earth-size and smaller planets. Launch was originally scheduled in 2007 but delayed by 8 months due to "funding constraints".

Here's the official web site:
http://www.kepler.arc.nasa.gov/
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post Mar 4 2009, 08:01 PM
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I hope, _hope_, /HOPE!/ that you're right. Until Kepler's safely in orbit without mishap, though, I can't think of those as anything but potential possibilities. I'm a devout rationalist, but events like this really help me understand why, and how, superstitions develop. Pucker factor: 0.4...

I'm trying to persuade a colleague at work with a latent interest in UMSF to wake his kids up to watch the launch. He expresses what he thinks is a rational aversion to spending money on U?MSF in general, but I can tell he secretly digs the "cool" factor. I'm guessing his kids are his weak point! laugh.gif


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- imran   Kepler Mission   Sep 24 2005, 04:23 PM
- - ljk4-1   Paper: astro-ph/0512251 Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 16:...   Dec 12 2005, 04:02 PM
|- - ljk4-1   Astrophysics, abstract astro-ph/0601186 From: Gy...   Jan 10 2006, 03:51 PM
|- - ljk4-1   Science/Astronomy: * Close-Up on the Kepler Missi...   Jan 19 2006, 07:16 PM
- - Redstone   According to the Kepler website, which doesn't...   Mar 29 2006, 07:46 PM
|- - Toymaker   QUOTE (Redstone @ Mar 29 2006, 07:46 PM) ...   Mar 30 2006, 01:05 PM
|- - PhilHorzempa   QUOTE (Redstone @ Mar 29 2006, 04:46 PM) ...   Apr 3 2006, 08:59 PM
- - BruceMoomaw   Latest news is that the launch is currently set fo...   Mar 30 2006, 06:36 PM
- - GravityWaves   Looks like a great mission, we've got loads o...   Mar 31 2006, 02:57 AM
- - PhilHorzempa   This is targeted at those with some familiarity wi...   May 22 2006, 03:05 AM
|- - BruceMoomaw   QUOTE (PhilHorzempa @ May 22 2006, 03:05 ...   May 23 2006, 01:59 AM
- - remcook   Are there known transiting exoplanets in that piec...   May 22 2006, 09:58 AM
|- - angel1801   QUOTE (remcook @ May 22 2006, 07:28 PM) A...   May 22 2006, 02:07 PM
|- - antoniseb   QUOTE (angel1801 @ May 22 2006, 08:07 AM)...   May 22 2006, 07:02 PM
|- - scalbers   QUOTE (antoniseb @ May 22 2006, 07:02 PM)...   Mar 8 2009, 03:10 PM
- - PhilHorzempa   Here is a direct look at Kepler's FOV (Field o...   May 23 2006, 03:57 AM
|- - GravityWaves   QUOTE (PhilHorzempa @ May 23 2006, 12:57 ...   Jun 14 2008, 04:12 PM
- - ljk4-1   Systems Engineering for the Kepler Mission http:/...   May 23 2006, 03:10 PM
- - PhilHorzempa   Here is an image of a Milky Way star field in the ...   Jul 1 2006, 03:42 AM
- - AlexBlackwell   The Kepler Mission: The Search for Earth-like Plan...   Feb 7 2007, 04:49 PM
|- - ustrax   Alan Stern is not kidding around...   Jul 16 2007, 03:18 PM
- - djellison   "There's a new team in town and we don...   Jul 16 2007, 03:26 PM
|- - ustrax   QUOTE (djellison @ Jul 16 2007, 04:26 PM)...   Jul 16 2007, 03:45 PM
|- - Jim from NSF.com   QUOTE (djellison @ Jul 16 2007, 11:26 AM)...   Jul 16 2007, 05:08 PM
- - Greg Hullender   I really love the Kepler mission concept, and I...   Jul 16 2007, 03:26 PM
- - hendric   Too bad Alan wasn't around to prevent the GP-B...   Jul 17 2007, 12:33 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (hendric @ Jul 17 2007, 01:33 PM) 1...   Jul 17 2007, 12:51 PM
- - Jim from NSF.com   Back up Skylab, Agena Triana is some where AFP-88...   Jul 17 2007, 03:18 PM
- - edstrick   "...The Saturn V at JSC is built from parts d...   Jul 18 2007, 06:12 AM
- - djellison   This is what Wiki says: Currently there are three...   Jul 18 2007, 11:26 AM
- - stevesliva   The space station appears destined to contribute a...   Jul 18 2007, 03:46 PM
|- - Jim from NSF.com   Only 3 MPLM's the rest wasn't built   Jul 18 2007, 08:10 PM
- - PhilCo126   In which parts of the Electromagnetic spectrum are...   Aug 31 2007, 06:46 PM
|- - AlexBlackwell   QUOTE (PhilCo126 @ Aug 31 2007, 08:46 AM)...   Aug 31 2007, 06:56 PM
- - PhilCo126   Kepler mission: Work in progress http://www.ballae...   Sep 8 2007, 01:05 PM
- - Del Palmer   Just finished submitting your name for LRO? Now s...   May 5 2008, 06:51 PM
- - Greg Hullender   Another Kepler update. http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/ne...   Sep 27 2008, 06:27 PM
- - Greg Hullender   They're now showing Kepler scheduled for launc...   Oct 8 2008, 05:04 PM
- - Ron Hobbs   The NASA Launch Schedule now has the Kepler launch...   Oct 11 2008, 08:04 PM
- - Ron Hobbs   Yesterday, NASA moved the launch of Kepler back to...   Oct 15 2008, 04:06 PM
- - BPCooper   I haven't seen any posts on Kepler in a while ...   Feb 21 2009, 07:56 PM
|- - helvick   Thanks for the update Ben - much appreciated. S...   Feb 22 2009, 01:11 AM
- - Byran   I hope that Kepler would have to wait for the resu...   Feb 26 2009, 06:44 PM
- - Stu   Thanks for the link to the Kepler info Byran, fasc...   Feb 26 2009, 07:03 PM
- - Greg Hullender   Although I think this bit is worth posting, since ...   Feb 26 2009, 11:11 PM
- - kwan3217   Launch has been pushed back a day to check the Del...   Feb 27 2009, 07:28 PM
|- - BPCooper   The Delta 2 rocket with Kepler has been cleared fo...   Mar 3 2009, 12:52 AM
- - imipak   *ulp*. This is the most nervous I'm going to b...   Mar 3 2009, 08:59 PM
|- - ustrax   imipak, Kepler and its possibilites is definitily ...   Mar 4 2009, 09:57 AM
- - imipak   I hope, _hope_, /HOPE!/ that you're right....   Mar 4 2009, 08:01 PM
|- - ustrax   And how cool can it get the fact of watching the l...   Mar 4 2009, 08:09 PM
- - imipak   I'm sure there's a Portuguese equivalent o...   Mar 4 2009, 08:53 PM
|- - ustrax   Yes, I know the expression...I have chosen another...   Mar 4 2009, 09:30 PM
- - PhilCo126   Did anyone found a weblink with the dimensions of ...   Mar 5 2009, 08:42 AM
|- - ustrax   Nope...I would say 5 to 6 meters tall... Only foun...   Mar 5 2009, 11:18 AM
- - PhilCo126   Ben Cooper Launchphotography has amazing photos of...   Mar 5 2009, 03:21 PM
- - Greg Hullender   I have a "no peanuts" rule this time, th...   Mar 5 2009, 04:59 PM
|- - ustrax   If my time zone doesn't fail me there will be ...   Mar 5 2009, 05:25 PM
- - Vultur   16 hours left... fingers crossed...   Mar 6 2009, 11:33 AM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (Vultur @ Mar 6 2009, 12:33 PM) fin...   Mar 6 2009, 12:02 PM
|- - ustrax   Great to see the attention it is getting on CNN...   Mar 6 2009, 12:42 PM
- - SpaceListener   I am trying to find out about the future position ...   Mar 6 2009, 02:43 PM
|- - HughFromAlice   QUOTE (SpaceListener @ Mar 7 2009, 12:13 ...   Mar 6 2009, 03:40 PM
|- - dmuller   Does anybody know where I can find the spice kerne...   Mar 7 2009, 01:57 PM
- - remcook   My impression was that it would move further and f...   Mar 6 2009, 02:56 PM
- - SpaceListener   Thank you HughFromAlice. Its heliocentric orbit ta...   Mar 6 2009, 05:18 PM
|- - ustrax   Man...Jon Jenkins back at BTC contagiated me with ...   Mar 6 2009, 11:10 PM
- - nprev   Great, moving words. I think all of us are pretty ...   Mar 7 2009, 12:26 AM
- - Zvezdichko   Looks like launch was successful.   Mar 7 2009, 06:07 AM
- - eoincampbell   Brilliant launch Kepler, (I'm Ecstatic) Go Fin...   Mar 7 2009, 07:26 AM
- - PhilCo126   Indeed, together with CoRoT a very interesting mi...   Mar 7 2009, 07:59 AM
- - Stu   Gorgeous launch pics by Ben Cooper... http://www....   Mar 7 2009, 01:24 PM
- - FrankB   I don't know about Corot... It seems it didn...   Mar 7 2009, 01:24 PM
- - SpaceListener   I am glad to know that the launch of Kepler was st...   Mar 7 2009, 03:19 PM
- - BrianJ   Congratulations on a succesful launch to everyone ...   Mar 7 2009, 07:45 PM
|- - Del Palmer   QUOTE (BrianJ @ Mar 7 2009, 07:45 PM) 1. ...   Mar 8 2009, 01:49 AM
|- - MahFL   We saw the launch last night in real life from our...   Mar 8 2009, 02:59 AM
||- - climber   QUOTE (MahFL @ Mar 8 2009, 03:59 AM) We s...   Mar 8 2009, 04:11 PM
|- - BrianJ   QUOTE (Del Palmer @ Mar 8 2009, 01:49 AM)...   Mar 8 2009, 06:11 PM
|- - Mongo   QUOTE (BrianJ @ Mar 8 2009, 06:11 PM) Tha...   Mar 8 2009, 07:53 PM
|- - scalbers   QUOTE (Mongo @ Mar 8 2009, 07:53 PM) It w...   Mar 8 2009, 08:53 PM
- - scalbers   Yes, the radial velocity method can determine the ...   Mar 7 2009, 08:28 PM
|- - BrianJ   QUOTE (scalbers @ Mar 7 2009, 08:28 PM) Y...   Mar 7 2009, 09:56 PM
|- - scalbers   QUOTE (BrianJ @ Mar 7 2009, 09:56 PM) Usi...   Mar 8 2009, 03:06 PM
- - belleraphon1   Congratulations to the mission launch team on this...   Mar 7 2009, 09:28 PM
- - tasp   It would not be confirmable by the 3 observation c...   Mar 8 2009, 03:34 AM
- - nprev   Considering that the Kreutz group is thought to ha...   Mar 8 2009, 06:24 AM
- - Syrinx   I made it out to the Kepler launch party here at N...   Mar 8 2009, 08:00 PM
|- - dilo   QUOTE (Syrinx @ Mar 8 2009, 09:00 PM) - W...   Mar 8 2009, 09:09 PM
- - robspace54   I am an engineer for MAG Cincinnati (formerly Cinc...   Mar 10 2009, 05:18 PM
- - PhilCo126   Talking about mission life time; there was already...   Mar 10 2009, 06:33 PM
|- - HughFromAlice   QUOTE (PhilCo126 @ Mar 11 2009, 04:03 AM)...   Mar 10 2009, 10:39 PM
|- - Hungry4info   QUOTE (HughFromAlice @ Mar 10 2009, 04:39...   Mar 10 2009, 10:46 PM
||- - AndyG   QUOTE (Hungry4info @ Mar 10 2009, 10:46 P...   Mar 11 2009, 09:32 AM
||- - HughFromAlice   QUOTE (Hungry4info @ Mar 11 2009, 08:16 A...   Mar 11 2009, 10:57 AM
|- - SpaceListener   QUOTE (HughFromAlice @ Mar 10 2009, 04:39...   Mar 11 2009, 02:22 PM
|- - dilo   SpaceListener, I hope you're jocking... If y...   Mar 11 2009, 03:50 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (SpaceListener @ Mar 11 2009, 02:22...   Mar 11 2009, 05:11 PM
- - PhilCo126   Correct Doug... examining the star's (periodic...   Mar 12 2009, 08:58 AM
- - siravan   QUOTE (PhilCo126 @ Mar 12 2009, 03:58 AM)...   Mar 12 2009, 11:23 AM
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