phobos-grunt

Russian blames space radiation for Phobos-grunt failure

Russian blames space radiation for Phobos-grunt failure

Russia has been strongly hinting for a while now that the US might have had something to do with failure of its Phobos-grunt probe. The probe failed to fire its engines and move out of Earth orbit to head towards Mars, and eventually fell back into the atmosphere where most of it burned up. Many of Russia's own scientists said that the thought the US had something to do with the failure of the probe was incorrect and that Russia should look at failures within the probe itself.

Continue Reading

US refuses to participate in Russian Phobos-grunt crash investigation

US refuses to participate in Russian Phobos-grunt crash investigation

It seems some in Russia aren't ready to give up on the notion that the US had part in the failure of its Phobos-grunt probe. There have been some scientists in Russia that call the idea that a US radar station could have caused damage to the Phobos-grunt spacecraft unlikely. Despite Russia's own scientists doubting any US involvement, Russian space officials want to test the idea.

Continue Reading