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This reads like a fanboy page. The goals, initially, and then at launch, as well as the revisions post-launch due to its noisy acquisitions and mechanical failures should, and its accomplishments, as well as its cost up to launch, then since launch, should be succinctly described. Also, the article doesn't do a good job of distinguishing between "possible" exos observed and confirmed.Abitslow (talk) 18:07, 16 April 2016 (UTC)
Apparently (after computer glitch that probably put it in safe mode) heaters turned off, fuel froze so it couldn't control attitude, then emergency mode kicked in as scope drifted to point to sun. - Presumably emergency mode restarted the fuel/line heaters in time to kill the drift. - Rod57 (talk) 06:49, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
In the original mission, due to the fixed high gain antenna, Kepler had to reorient to send data (once a month, eg 6 hours for 12 GB). (Not clear how much fuel that would use.) In the K2 mission each campaign is about 2.5 months, so is less data collected or is there one or more reorientations (for science data communications) within each campaign ? - Rod57 (talk) 06:46, 29 July 2016 (UTC)