Kepler Spacecraft Stabilized After Unexplained Emergency, NASA Says

April 11, 2016 4:57 PM

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Kepler Spacecraft Stabilized After Unexplained Emergency, NASA Says

After a weekend of uncertainty for the Kepler spacecraft, NASA let out a sigh of relief on Monday, saying that "the spacecraft reached a stable state with the communication antenna pointed toward Earth."

NASA posted a statement from mission manager Charlie Sobeck on Monday, saying that the "mission has cancelled the spacecraft emergency, returning the Deep Space Network ground communications to normal scheduling."

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