Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Orbit-raising commands fail to budge Phobos-Grunt probe

Spaceflight Now is reporting on ESA's continuing efforts to regain communication with Russia's Phobos-Grunt Mars probe.  ESA's Perth Austrialia was able to communicate on two occasions last week with the craft.

Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Orbit-raising commands fail to budge Phobos-Grunt probe:
"Plagued by an undiagnosed problem that stranded it in Earth orbit, Russia's Phobos-Grunt Mars mission remained quiet Tuesday after renewed attempts to coax the craft back into contact with ground controllers."