Safe Mode: On
Failed Russian Mars Probe Phobos-Grunt reentry expected Sunday.

The doomed Russian spacecraft is expected to re-enter next Sunday

When the German ROSATsatellite fell from the sky back in October--right on the heels of NASA's UARS satellite, which came crashing down in September--we were told that we wouldn't have to worry about any more falling satellites for awhile. Then, Russia launched Phobos-Grunt, and suddenly your carefree days of not worrying about high-speed orbital debris speeding through the atmosphere and slamming into random places across the planet were over. The doomed Russian Mars probe is coming down, probably next Sunday.

Phobos-Grunt, as you may recall, was launched into Earth orbit in November, from which point it was supposed to fire its auxiliary engines and set a course for Mars. That never happened, and the orbit of the crippled spacecraft has been decaying ever since as Russian mission handlers have scrambled in vain to save

Loading the player ...
Embed CodeSwitch Player
Plays: 1328 (Embed: 0)

Added: Jan-12-2012 Occurred On: Jan-12-2012
By: anglosaxonwarlord
In:
Regional News, Other News, Other Entertainment, Conspiracy, Science and Technology
Tags: Russian, satellite, probe, Phobos-grunt,
Location: Russia (load item map)
Views: 1978 | Comments: 6 | Votes: 0 | Favorites: 0 | Shared: 0 | Updates: 0 | Times used in channels: 3
You need to be registered in order to add comments! Register HERE