UPDATE: Phobos-Grunt Breathed its Last this Afternoon, Reentered

Around 12:45 p.m. Eastern time, Phobos-Grunt reentered somewhere over the Pacific Ocean by Chile. Our long international nightmare is over; you all can put your Skylab shields back in your sheds. As far as anyone knows, no living creature was injured by the crash.

I’m exhausted, so I am going to head to bed soon…but I figured I would update my readers about this long drama (the space probe was launched November 10 and malfunctioned shortly afterwards).  As soon as there are photos or anything available, I’ll paste them up. G’night!

Emily Carney is a writer, space enthusiast, and creator of the This Space Available space blog, published since 2010. In January 2019, Emily’s This Space Available blog was incorporated into the National Space Society’s blog. The content of Emily’s blog can be accessed via the This Space Available blog category.

Note: The views expressed in This Space Available are those of the author and should not be considered as representing the positions or views of the National Space Society.


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1 thought on “UPDATE: Phobos-Grunt Breathed its Last this Afternoon, Reentered”

  1. It is good to know that Russia is making all attempts since 1960 to study Mars. Of course they have many failed attempts and yet to get the success, but their effort can't be under estimated. The difficult task like this can't be achived in a day. Every failure will teach them a lesson and will provide new ideas. This will help Russia to take a renewed attempt with more sophistication.


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