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14 January 2012

Fall of Russia's Mars Probe Phobos-Grunt back to Earth

Phobos-Grunt probe Credit: Roscosmos artist's conception

Russia launched an ambitious Mars moon probe, the Phobos-Grunt mission, on Nov. 8, 2011.
It's mission was to collect the first samples of the Martian moon Phobos, but the spacecraft was soon marooned in Earth orbit.



Now unable to contact the Planetary probe, officials at Roscosmos are waiting for the reentry of the failed Phobos-Grunt mission.
See how the Phobos-Grunt probe will fall to Earth in January 2012 in the SPACE.com infographic HERE.
  1. Look at Video: Amateur Photographers Snap Doomed Phobos-Grunt Over France
  2. READ the Complete Coverage: The Fall of Russia's Mars Probe Phobos-Grunt 
  3. Wikipedia: Phobos-Grunt mission