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

MAST creates Kepler and K2 documentation pages

The Milkulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) has created two pages dedicated to organizing Kepler and K2 mission documents.

Documents are organized into groups, listing the title of each document that links to the PDF, a brief description of its content/purpose, and citation information.

Users are likely to find …

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K2 Campaigns 6 and 7 reprocessed

A year ago we announced that we were undertaking an effort to reprocess campaigns 0–14 using the same version of the Kepler/K2 pipeline used for C15 and subsequent campaigns. This version introduced several new features and improvements, such as more sophisticated pixel calibration, better identification of spacecraft pointing …

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K2 Campaign 4 reprocessed

A year ago we announced that we were undertaking an effort to reprocess campaigns 0–14 using the same version of the Kepler/K2 pipeline used for C15 and subsequent campaigns. This version introduced several new features and improvements, such as more sophisticated pixel calibration, better identification of spacecraft pointing …

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K2 Campaign 1 reprocessed

A year ago we announced that we were undertaking an effort to reprocess campaigns 0–14 using the same version of the Kepler/K2 pipeline used for C15 and subsequent campaigns. This version introduced several new features and improvements, such as more sophisticated pixel calibration, better identification of spacecraft pointing …

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