Monday, 16 January 2012

A crooked star crash lands

This is a S.W. N. report.
The Russian space probe, Phobos-Grunt, has fallen today.
Phobos-Grunt was originally launched from Kazakhstan on 9th November 2011. It's mission was to journey towards Mars. The plan was to be an exploration of the Martian surface. However, the probe's technical system failed and it never made its way onto that vital orbit.
Instead, the probe became giddy and hurtled back to Earth.
On the morning of 15th January 2012 the probe landed somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.
Now related to this subject,  my view is that with the space debris surrounding the planet, if there is so much of it as they tell us, then we could have our own planetary ring.
Mars missions have a history of failures. The Mars Climate Orbiter, Beagle 2, Nazomi, Mars Polar Lander, Mars 1, 2 , 3 and 4, Deep Space 2, Zond 2, Phobos 1, Mars Observer and Mars 6. With this there were very successful Mars missions too. One of those is the Mars Exploration Rover. These robots named Spirit and Opportunity were fixed with a camera, wheeled across the Martian landscape filming it. What was incredible about that was it's long life from 2004 to 2011.  
With the success stories are the failures.

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