Reaction wheel

August 16, 2013

Nasa abandons hope of fixing Kepler

Nasa has abandoned hope of restoring the Kepler Space Telescope to full working order after the spacecraft suffered two technical failures. After several months of analysis, […]
August 8, 2013

NASA Seeks New Ideas for Ailing Planet-Hunting Spacecraft's Mission

NASA is asking scientists for ideas about new ways to use its Kepler space telescope, whose planet-hunting mission was stalled by a malfunction three months ago. […]
July 21, 2013

NASA will attempt to rescue the planet-hunting Kepler Telescope

NASA’s Kepler Telescope is in trouble. The planet-hunting probe has been out of commission since May, when a reaction wheel that allowed researchers here on Earth to […]
July 7, 2013

NASA to attempt fix for stricken Kepler Observatory

NASA announced on Wednesday that it will attempt to revive the ailing Kepler Space Observatory by mid- to late July, but engineers warn that the recovery […]
June 17, 2013

Has NASA’s Kepler telescope identified new habitable planets?

NASA’s Kepler telescope has identified 503 new potential planets, some of which may even be habitable. “Some of these new planet candidates are small and some […]
May 16, 2013

NASA's planet-hunting telescope 'broken'

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft appears to be hobbled by a faulty wheel and may be near the end of its four-year mission, space agency scientists have […]