Visiting Scientist opportunities available

The Kepler & K2 missions are launching a Visiting Scientist Program.

The Program enables users of Kepler or K2 data to visit the mission headquarters at NASA Ames in California, for a period of multiple weeks or months, to work on a research project that would benefit from close interaction with …

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Student Internship opportunities available

The Kepler & K2 missions are offering internship opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students wishing to to gain experience in the scientific exploitation and operations of a major NASA mission.

The internships are based at Kepler/K2's mission headquarters at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California.

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Reprocessed data for K2 Campaign 1 now available

The original data release for K2 Campaign 1 in 2014 used a prior version of the pipeline (v9.2) which only produced "Type-1" FITS Target Pixel Files. The Campaign has now been re-processed using the mature version of the pipeline (v9.3) which updates the pixel files to "Type-2" TPFs …

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Small changes to Campaigns 13, 14, and 15

K2 users are alerted to a small but necessary adjustment to the fields of Campaigns 13, 14, and 15.

To better compensate for the radiation pressure exerted by one of the spacecraft's low-gain antennae, these fields have been rotated by 0.365°. This change minimizes the roll drift rate and …

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