note: This is a follow-up question based on a discussion under this answer.
The Kepler Telescope was (is) in a heliocentric Earth trailing orbit, but I want to figure out how it was able to reach this orbit exactly.
It was launched on a Delta II with 3 stages and I studied the different burns and the parking orbit (picture below). After coasting in the parking orbit, the second and third stage put the telescope in its appropriate orbit.
If I'm not mistaken. The last burn (third stage) put the spacecraft in it's hyperbolic escape trajectory from Earth. But doesn't their need to be another burn to establish the heliocentric orbit with it's specific parameters? Because if you escape Earth with a hyperbolic trajectory you stay on this path?
And from what I found it doesn't seem like the telescope has an engine of it's own.