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Europe ends calls to stranded Mars probe

Posted on Sunday, 4 December, 2011 | Comment icon 5 comments | News tip by: Waspie_Dwarf


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The odds of a recovery for Russia's Phobos-Grunt Mars probe are looking increasingly bleak.

The European Space Agency has called an end to attempts to communicate with the stricken probe which has been stuck in orbit since it was launched a few weeks ago. Russia is expected to continue attempts to rescue the spacecraft however at this point it looks extremely unlikely that the mission can be salvaged.

"It is looking increasingly grim for Russia's Mars mission Phobos-Grunt, which has been stuck circling the Earth since its launch in early November."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Rafterman on 3 December, 2011, 14:48
Curiosity waved as it flew by.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Muenzenhamster on 7 December, 2011, 6:18
Curiosity waved as it flew by. Phobos grunt replied "save me you dirty, capitalist son of a... Crap, he's out of range! Yes, I'm well aware that this comment would have been funnier before the collapse of the CCCP.
Comment icon #3 Posted by bulveye on 7 December, 2011, 20:51
So is it just a giant piece of metal space junk that will uncontrollably fall to earth in some random place one day? Or do the Russians have an obligation to sort out its decent?
Comment icon #4 Posted by badeskov on 8 December, 2011, 4:42
So is it just a giant piece of metal space junk that will uncontrollably fall to earth in some random place one day? Or do the Russians have an obligation to sort out its decent? Unless they regain contact with it, they have no means to control it's decent and it'll essentially come down where it...well...decides to come down... Cheers, Badeskov
Comment icon #5 Posted by DONTEATUS on 9 December, 2011, 4:01
It will no doubt be a sight to see if your in the right place at the right time, or maybe the wrong place at the wrong time? Photos to follow I hope ! ONe more to Go ? Where do a Put it?


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