The ingenious plan engineers have devised to do good science with the crippled Kepler space telescope.


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The ingenious plan engineers have devised to do good science with the crippled Kepler space telescope.

They are going to use the spacecraft’s solar panels as a pseudo third reaction wheel. This will allow it to point with acceptable accuracy for short periods.

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