domingo, 13 de noviembre de 2011

Space Exploration - Russia still unable to communicate with Mars probe

The Phobos-Grunt (Phobos-Ground) was launched Wednesday and reached preliminary orbit, but its engines never fired to send it off to the . The  will come crashing down in a couple of weeks if engineers fail to fix the problem.
The ITAR-Tass news agency reported Sunday that efforts to communicate with the  have so far been unsuccessful. The agency said U.S. and European space engineers also were attempting to retrieve data from the probe as it passed over their territory.
A satellite tracking website showed the Mars probe steadily losing altitude as it passed over Asia on Sunday afternoon.
The Associated Press

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