phobos grunt space probe stuck in earth orbit

phobos grunt space probe stuck in earth orbitRussian Phobos Grunt space probe stuck in Earth orbit after engines fail to fire. “The engine did not fire, neither the first nor the second burn occurred. This means that the craft was unable to find its bearings by the stars,’ [Russian Space Agency Chief Vladimir] Popovkin said at Russia’s Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan,” according to an article. There are reports the signal has been lost from the probe, “but Popovkin said officials were in contact with the probe, which remained in Earth’s orbit, and they had three days to set it on course before its batteries would run out”. Is it another failed Mars probe?

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