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




Call for Kepler/K2 Visiting Scientists

The Kepler/K2 mission operates a Visiting Scientist Program which enables users of Kepler or K2 data to visit the mission headquarters at NASA Ames in California for a period of multiple days, weeks, or months.

The program gives both junior or senior researchers the opportunity to interact closely with …

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K2 uniform global reprocessing underway

The K2 mission has begun a global reprocessing of the C0–C14 K2 data with an updated, uniform version of the Kepler/K2 pipeline. C15 and later campaigns will be processed with the same pipeline version. This effort should enhance the scientific return of the K2 mission by providing users …

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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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📡Spacecraft status

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Now executing K2 Campaign 18.

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