Monday, November 14, 2011

Russian Mars bound Phobos-Grunt may crash back to earth

Full Story: Huffington Post 13 November 2011

ITAR-Tass (Russian news agency) reported Sunday that Phobos-Grunt (Phobos-Ground), the unmanned Mars probe, may come crashing down to earth in a couple of weeks if engineers fail to fix the problem.

The Phobos-Grunt was launched Wednesday and reached preliminary orbit, but its engines never fired to send it off to the Red Planet. The efforts to communicate with the spacecraft have so far been unsuccessful. 


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