The missions

Kepler & K2 provide long-baseline, high-precision photometry for exoplanet and astrophysics research.

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K2 observing

K2 is a community-driven mission: targets and funding are awarded through open calls for proposals.

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Data analysis

Pixel data, lightcurves, and analysis software are publicly available with no proprietary period.

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News for scientists

K2 GO Cycle 6 Phase-2 proposals for funding due on April 19th

US-based users of K2 data are reminded that Phase-2 proposals for the K2 Guest Observer Cycle 6 are due in one month, i.e. by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 19, 2018.

The Cycle 6 Phase-2 solicitation offers the opportunity to obtain funds to execute scientific investigations …

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K2 Campaign 16 completed successfully

The Kepler spacecraft successfully completed its K2 Campaign 16 on February 25th, and the full data set has now been downlinked via NASA's Deep Space Network.

To enable users to make use of the current visibility of the Campaign 16 field from the ground, the raw cadence data files have …

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Proposal submission info

K2 GO Cycle 6 Phase-2 proposals for funding are due in NSPIRES by 23:59 EDT on April 19, 2018.

Key facts:

  • The solicitation offers eligible US-based investigators the opportunity to obtain funding ($30K-$150K) to execute scientific investigations which require the analysis of observations obtained as part of K2 Campaigns 17, 18, or 19.
  • Proposals are limited to use targets which have already been selected as part of Phase-1, i.e. which are listed on the K2 approved targets & programs page for Campaigns 17, 18, or 19.
  • Any team may submit a Phase-2 proposal. A Phase-1 submission is not mandatory to qualify for Phase-2.

All proposals must follow the instructions detailed in ROSES D.7 (K2 GO Cycle 6) and clarified on our proposal preparation page. Please study these materials carefully.

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📡Spacecraft status

Now executing K2 Campaign 17.

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