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Phobos Grunt - Will it or wont it?

Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:39 am
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Post Phobos Grunt - Will it or wont it?   Posted on: Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:39 am
Following on from the latest news
http://spacefellowship.com/news/art2716 ... ssion.html

What do people think will happen to it?
Crash, Nothing, Mars bound?

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Post Re: Phobos Grunt - Will it or wont it?   Posted on: Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:26 am
Most likely it won't ever get beyond LEO, but I wouldn't rule out repurposing the mission to go to the moon or an asteroid at some point. It's a bit unclear when the transfer window to Mars closes exactly, but I'd say it's a slim chance of it ever getting there.

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Post Re: Phobos Grunt - Will it or wont it?   Posted on: Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:11 pm
so much for the optimism:
Phobos-Grunt did not respond during the last communication windows:
http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Operations/ ... 5VG_0.html

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Post Re: Phobos Grunt - Will it or wont it?   Posted on: Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:10 pm
Oops :(

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