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Russia May Give Mars Probe Second Try

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Russia May Give Mars Probe Second Try in 2022-2025

MOSCOW, June 11 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's failed Phobos-Grunt Mars moon probe project could be given a second chance in 2022-25, space agency Roscosmos said on Tuesday.

The probe was designed to bring back rock and soil samples from the Martian moon Phobos. However, it was stuck in a so-called support orbit after its engines failed to put it on course for the Red Planet. It crashed in the Pacific Ocean on January 15, 2012 after two months in orbit.

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