Wednesday, November 23, 2011

ESA tracking station establishes contact with Russia’s Mars mission

ESA Portal - ESA tracking station establishes contact with Russia’s Mars mission:

"On Tuesday, 22 November at 20:25 GMT, ESA's tracking station at Perth, Australia, established contact with Russia's Phobos-Grunt spacecraft. Contact with the Mars mission was lost shortly after separation from the launch vehicle was confirmed on 8 November."