SOHO LASCO C2 4-12-16 05:00:00 UTC Mission Manager Update: Kepler Recovered from Emergency and Stable Mission operations engineers have successfully recovered the Kepler spacecraft from Emergency Mode (EM). On Sunday morning, the spacecraft reached a stable state with the communication antenna pointed toward Earth, enabling telemetry and historical event data to be downloaded to the ground. The spacecraft is operating in its lowest fuel-burn mode. The mission has cancelled the spacecraft emergency, returning the Deep Space Network ground communications to normal scheduling. http://www.nasa.gov/feature/mission-manager-update-kepler-recovered-from-emergency-and-stable Product: Forecast Discussion Issued: 2016 Apr 12 1230 UTC # Prepared by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center # Solar Activity .24 hr Summary... Solar activity was low. Region 2529 (N09E22, Eki/beta) produced multiple low level C-class flares throughout the period. Despite this increase in activity, Region 2529 showed indications of slight decay in its intermediate spots and slowed growth in its larger leader spot. Region 2530 (N15W17, Cso/beta) was absent of significant flare activity while displaying signs of slight decay. <visible in LASCO image above> Other activity included two CMEs off of the south and east limbs that combined to produce a partial halo CME signature. Activity is first visible in LASCO/C2 imagery at 12/0224 UTC. A Type II (215 km/s) radio sweep occurred beginning at 12/0153 UTC and is believed to be associated with this event. Forecaster analysis determined that it is far-sided activity as there is a large filament eruption visible in STEREO EUVI imagery near the same times.