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Kepler goes into safe mode (again)

Submit on Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 22:59

On 22 December 2010, Kepler experienced a safe mode event. During safe mode, the spacecraft points the solar panels directly at the sun and begins to slowly rotate about a sun-aligned axis. This safe mode orientation provides the vehicle with the maximum power, and limits the buildup of momentum from the solar wind.
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