Since the Kepler Space Telescope is circling the sun at a distance of about 94 million miles from our planet, there is no other decision to make but to say goodbye to it. And that might happen perhaps sooner rather than later. At the point when the spacecraft comes up short on all its fuel holds, it will stay in orbit, despite the fact that it won’t have the capacity to move or change its field of view, as an announcement on NASA’s site on Wednesday shows.
How long is it going to take for it to die?
In any case, we don’t know the amount of time that the spacecraft has left before the specified scenario happened, as NASA just stated that their present evaluations are that Kepler’s tank will run dry in a few months. However, they’ve been astonished by its previous performance. Along these lines, while they foresee flight activities finishing soon, they are set up to proceed as long as the fuel permits it.
What happens then?
At the point when the rocket comes up short on fuel, it won’t be fit for going back to Earth, keeping in mind the end goal is to transfer the information it gathers. That is the reason researchers from the Kepler group are hoping to accumulate much information as could reasonably be expected before the telescope meets its end. The group can’t see the fuel check to determine the time, and all the more critically, the Kepler Space Telescope hasn’t given any notice hints that the group could identify. The rocket’s thrusters really work at it and there no sign of dropping in its performance yet.
About the Kepler mission
The Kepler mission was propelled in 2009. At the point when the rocket was launched, it had about 3 gallons of fuel, which would represent roughly 10 years of fly-life for the telescope. Some of the time, contingent upon the mission, reserve fuel stays in the spacecraft for its last mission.
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