Tag: phobos grunt
Roscosmos: US Radars Cause of Phobos Grunt Failure?
Roscosmos chief wondered why many failures occurred when the Russian space “craft were over the western hemisphere? … I do not want to blame anyone, but today there are some very powerful countermeasures that can be used,’ he told the Izvestia daily on January 10…”
phobos grunt crashes into pacific off coast of chile
Dead Russian space probe Phobos Grunt crashed in the South Pacific off the Chilean coast today around 12:45 EST. Discovery News reports, “‘Phobos-Grunt fragments have crashed down in the Pacific […]
Space Junk #4: Phobos Grunt Reentry, Sunday
Russia’s failed Phobos Grunt Mars space probe (German infrared image, right), will soon burn up upon reentry.
Phobos Grunt Images Reveal Reason Probe Unresponsive
Phobos Grunt spotted in low orbit by Astrophotographer Thierry Legault, reports Christian Science Monitor article with video. The astrophotographer detects no tumbling of spacecraft less than 200 miles up, but also, sees possible reason for mission’s failure.
phobos grunt: lost in space?
The plight of Phobos Grunt spacecraft remains an interesting dilemma. ESA (European Space Agency) ground station in Perth, Australia failed in attempts to signal Phobos Grunt, reveals Spaceflight Now article. […]
first contact with phobos grunt since nov 8th
A Perth, Australia tracking station made contact with errant Phobos Grunt spacecraft, yesterday. A Universe Today article reports actions of tracking station. “ESA [European Space Agency] said in a press […]
actual race to mars could begin saturday
from foxnews: It’s a grueling marathon, only this time the finish line is the Red Planet — and the race takes place at 70,000 miles per hour. NASA’s newest Mars […]
zero hour approaching for phobos-grunt
from examiner: What could be the most ambitious Mars mission in history could be doomed to failure within 24 hours thanks to a faulty rocket thruster that was designed to […]
phobos grunt space probe stuck in earth orbit
Russian 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 […]
phobos: appearance artificial underneath worn surface
Russia launched Phobos-Grunt spacecraft on Nov 8, a ten minute video of event is available here. Phobos-Grunt’s mission to obtain soil samples from Martian moon’s surface, returning in 2014 to […]
What Will Phobos Grunt Mission Uncover?
Russian space probe Phobos Grunt set to launch December 25, 2011. The probe would achieve orbit around Mars, December 2012. Mars Express probe captured images in March 2010 during a flyby at a distance of just 60 miles.