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+ - Russian Probe Craps Out on Way to Mars->

Submitted by benfrog
benfrog (883020) writes "Russia's fourth attempt to reach Mars has run into trouble and is now stuck in orbit around Earth.

The craft, called -, or Phobos-Grunt ("grunt" means "soil" in Russian) lifted off on time and that was about it. Both engines failed to work. Russia's Federal Space Agency chief Vladimir Popovkin said on Russian television that the space engineers now have three days to reset the craft's computer program to get the engines going. After that, the batteries will die."

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Russian Probe Craps Out on Way to Mars

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