Latest Kepler photometer Stories

2009-03-06 23:45:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., March 6/> /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Ball Aerospace-built Kepler spacecraft carrying the largest camera ever sent by NASA beyond Earth's orbit, successfully launched aboard a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla./>, at 10:49 pm EST/>, on Friday, March 6, 2009/>. Ball Aerospace designed and built Kepler's photometer and spacecraft, employing expertise from its previous NASA missions including instruments for the Hubble and Spitzer...

2009-03-05 13:23:08

The U.S. space agency said final preparations were under way for the scheduled launch Friday of its Kepler spacecraft. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Kepler's mission is to find other Earth-like planets orbiting stars in habitable zones -- regions where water could pool on the surface of planets. Liquid water is believed to be essential for the formation of life, NASA said. The spacecraft is scheduled to lift off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida...

2009-02-27 07:50:00

Launch of NASA's Kepler telescope is targeted for no earlier than Friday, March 6, from Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. There are two launch windows, from 10:49 - 10:52 p.m. and 11:13 - 11:16 p.m. EST. Kepler is a spaceborne telescope designed to search the nearby region of our galaxy for Earth-size planets orbiting in the habitable zone of stars like our sun. The habitable zone is the region around a star where temperatures permit water to be liquid on a planet's...

2009-02-19 15:25:23

NASA's Kepler spacecraft is ready to be moved to the launch pad today and will soon begin a journey to search for worlds that could potentially host life. Kepler is scheduled to blast into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a Delta II rocket on March 5 at 10:48 p.m. EST. It is the first mission with the ability to find planets like Earth -- rocky planets that orbit sun-like stars in a warm zone where liquid water could be maintained on the surface. Liquid water is...

2009-02-01 07:15:00

NASA on Friday showed off its new telescope aimed at determining if a habitable planet exists in other solar systems. Set to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, the Kepler telescope is designed to survey more than 100,000 stars in the galaxy with the goal of identifying the number of sun-like stars that have Earth-size and larger planets, including those that lie in a star's "habitable zone," a region where liquid water, and perhaps life, could exist, the space agency...

2008-05-05 16:10:00

How cool would it be to have your name on board the spacecraft that discovers the first known Earth-like planet beyond our solar system? Well, here's your chance.NASA today announced an opportunity for anyone to submit their name to be included on a DVD and rocketed into space as part of NASA's Kepler Mission, scheduled to launch in February 2009 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center , Fla."This mission will provide our first knowledge of Earth-like planets beyond our solar system," said Kepler...

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