The mission also seeks to discover proportions of stars that may have such planets orbiting around them. This defines a descriptive study for understanding the characteristics of its members. Discovery of other planets that orbit stars has promoted the mission that focuses on planets in which existence of water and life is sustainable and narrows down to those planets whose sizes are either equivalent to or are less than the size of the earth. Ames Research Center manages the operations stage of the mission with its base in California. The management observed a transition from Pasadena that was responsible for Kepler’s earlier stages. The mission’s management has also passed through NASA’s Marshal Space Flight Center.
Kepler’s mission overview identifies its goal of seeking to identify planets, with sizes equal to or less than the size of the earth, that orbit stars and have the potential to sustain life and existence of water and determining the proportion of such planets of the total number.
The instrument is directed towards a target and it records data from the target throughout the project’s lifetime. The photometer operates through its set of Charged Couple Devices. Forty-two devices make a Kepler photometer and the devices are homogeneous. Recorded information from the devices is collected after three seconds and a threshold level of brightness-captured stars are recorded. Further, captured images from the instrument are defocused for better precision and data integrated for half an hour. Data from the devices are recorded simultaneously and successively throughout the mission period. The photometer works through the aid of a spacecraft that offers the “power, pointing, and telemetry” (National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1). The spacecraft improves stability in data caption through its pointing effect and simplifies the process. Launched on a