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Old 11-23-2011, 03:46 PM
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Seems there is still a glimmer of hope...

Contact has finally been made with Russia's troubled Mars mission, says the European Space Agency (Esa).

The agency reports that its tracking station in Perth, Australia, picked up a signal from the Phobos-Grunt probe.

BBC News - Signal picked up from Russia's stranded Mars probe
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:55 PM
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There's a "glimmer" of hope. but it's looking like a pretty faint glimmer. Some have suggested it's too late for the voyage to Mars. Others think there might still be a chance. The Russians aren't so optimistic.

Cheers to the ESA for being able to pick up the signal from the probe. If the problem is software related, it can be corrected. If it's hardware, the mission is hstory, although there's still the possibility that the mission could be changed to head for the Moon instead. It'll be interesting to see how it all pans out.
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:43 PM
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I thought it was a bit early for aliens to shoot it down.

I hope they can rescue it in time.
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