T-7 Days And Counting.
Current schedule for the Kepler mission is for launch on March 6. Launch windows are from 10:49 – 10:52 p.m. and 11:13 – 11:16 p.m. EST. Launch is aboard a ULA Delta II.
Kepler got its payload fairing wrapped around it today. Here it is with half of the fairing:
The Kepler mission is very important to me. This spacecraft is capable of discovering Earth-like planets around other stars. And that means updates to the Galactic Population Estimate!