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Mars Moon Probe To Return To Earth Next Week
2012-01-02 04:48:21

The Russian probe that was to explore Mars' moon Phobos before becoming stranded in orbit is expected to fall back to Earth sometime next week.

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2011-12-30 13:31:23

Russia's deputy prime minister vowed to punish "sleepy" security officials who were caught dozing off in photos taken by bloggers.

Soyuz Successfully Takes Satellite System To Orbit
2011-12-29 04:54:19

A Russian Soyuz rocket launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, successfully carrying the Globalstar system into orbit.

Another Soyuz Launch Fails, Communications Satellite Lost
2011-12-24 06:03:16

The Russian space program suffered yet another setback on Friday after a Soyuz-2 vehicle failed to put a communications satellite into orbit, resulting in debris from the probe crashing back to Earth in a Siberian town located roughly 1,400 miles from Moscow.

New Space Station Expedition Crew Launches From Russia
2011-12-21 09:37:06

A three man crew blasted off from Kazakhstan aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket on Wednesday morning bound for the International Space Station.

Russian Probe To Crash Back To Earth Next Month
2011-12-20 05:35:54

Russia’s space agency said on Friday that its Phobos-Grunt spacecraft, which was originally bound for a moon of Mars but has been stranded in orbit since November, will instead fall back to Earth next month.

New Crew To Spend Christmas On The Space Station
2011-12-19 14:53:59

The crew aboard the International Space Station will be welcoming three new crew members just in time for the holidays.

Russia Blames HAARP Transmitter For Phobos-Grunt Failure
2011-12-15 12:32:37

After abandoning efforts to save the Phobos-Grunt mission, Russia is now focusing on where the blame lies for the expensive mishap. The accused: Alaska’s High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) transmitter.

ESA Attempting Again To Contact Russia’s Failed Mars Probe
2011-12-13 12:15:02

After previously announcing that efforts to contact Russia’s stranded Phobos-Grunt Mars probe had been abandoned, the European Space Agency (ESA) is now saying that two more attempts will be tried in hopes of allowing a controlled reentry.

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2011-12-03 08:03:02

European Space Agency (ESA) efforts to contact the stranded Phobos-Grunt probe have been abandoned, the organization has announced.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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