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Kepler Space Telescope Bid ‘Goodnight’ With Final Set of Commands

16 Nov 2018, 16:59 UTC
Kepler Space Telescope Bid ‘Goodnight’ With Final Set of Commands NASA/JPL

On Thursday evening, NASA’s Kepler space telescope received its final set of commands to disconnect communications with Earth. The “goodnight” commands finalize the spacecraft’s transition into retirement, which began on Oct. 30 with NASA’s announcement that Kepler had run out of fuel and could no longer conduct science.

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