PIA11824: Kepler in Space (Artist Concept)
Mission: Kepler
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Produced By: Ames Research Center
Other Information: JPL News Release 2014-004
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This artist's concept shows the Kepler spacecraft.

Ames is responsible for the Kepler mission concept, ground system development, mission operations and science data analysis. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., managed Kepler mission development. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder, Colo., developed the Kepler flight system and supports mission operations with the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado in Boulder. The Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore archives, hosts and distributes Kepler science data. Kepler is NASA's 10th Discovery mission and was funded by the agency's Science Mission Directorate.

For more information about the Kepler space telescope, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/kepler.

The California Institute of Technology in Pasadena manages JPL for NASA.

Image Credit:
NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech

Image Addition Date:
2009-03-06