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Failed Russian Satellite To Swim With The Fishes

Posted 05.18.2012 | Science

By: Peter B. de Selding, Space News Published: 03/17/2012 08:12 AM EDT on SPACE.com WASHINGTON -- The Russian government will guide the large Expr...

Russia Identifies Likely Cause Of Mars Probe Failure

AP | By JIM HEINTZ | Posted 04.01.2012 | Science

MOSCOW -- The head of Russia's space agency said Tuesday that cosmic radiation was the most likely cause of the failure of a Mars moon probe that cras...

Mars Probe Crash Sparks Conspiracy Theories

| Denise Chow | Posted 01.23.2012 | Science

When an ill-fated Russian Mars probe fell to Earth over the weekend, the spacecraft's untimely demise set off a flurry of conflicting media reports...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Zero-G Junkyard

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 03.23.2012 | Science

You may think it's a bad thing that huge chunks of metal periodically fall out of the sky, but have you ever thought about the ones that don't come crashing down to Earth? That's right. There's an ever-growing amount of space junk in constant orbit around our little planet.

Russia Asks If U.S. Radar Ruined Mars Probe

AP | SOFIA JAVED | Posted 03.18.2012 | Science

MOSCOW — Russia will look into the possibility that a U.S. radar station could have inadvertently interfered with the failed Mars moon probe tha...

Russian Mars Probe Crashed, But Where?

Posted 03.17.2012 | Science

by Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press MOSCOW -- Russian officials say they still have no firm information where a failed Mars moon probe plummet...

Why Are There 15,000 Pieces Of Junk In Orbit?

| David Wright | Posted 03.15.2012 | Science

Early in the Space Age, little thought was given to objects left in orbit as part of satellite launches. But as the number of those objects has grown,...

Russian Spacecraft May Crash Into Atlantic

AP | Posted 01.13.2012 | Science

MOSCOW — Russia's space agency has adjusted its forecast for the crash of a failed spacecraft, saying it may shower its fragments into the south Atl...

The Latest On Doomed Russian Space Probe

AP | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 03.13.2012 | Science

MOSCOW -- A Russian spacecraft designed to burnish the nation's faded space glory in a mission to one of Mars' moons has turned into one of the heavie...

Mars-bound NASA Rover Aiming For An August Landing

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 03.12.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES — Firing on all engines, NASA's latest rover to Mars executed a course adjustment Wednesday that put it on track for a landing on th...

Russia Points Fingers Over Failed Mars Probe

AP | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 01.10.2012 | Science

MOSCOW -- Some recent Russian satellite failures may have been the result of sabotage by foreign forces, Russia's space chief said Tuesday, in comment...

Fragments Of Space Probe Falling To Earth: Officials Give Precise January Date

AP | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green

MOSCOW -- Fragments of a failed Russian space probe are now expected to fall to Earth on Jan. 15, officials said Wednesday. The unmanned Phobos-Groun...

Mars Moon Probe Phones Home

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and MELISSA EDDY | Posted 01.23.2012 | Technology

MOSCOW — The European Space Agency has received the first signal from an unmanned Russian spacecraft bound for a moon of Mars since it got stuck...

Russian Spacecraft May Crash To Earth

AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | Technology

MOSCOW -- Russian officials on Tuesday acknowledged that the chances of fixing a space probe bound for a moon of Mars that got stuck in Earth's orbit ...

Malfunctioning Mars Probe May Crash Back To Earth

AP | Posted 01.13.2012 | Technology

MOSCOW -- Russian space engineers are still struggling to fix a probe bound for a moon of Mars that instead got stuck in Earth's orbit. The Phobos-Gr...

Russia Struggles To Save Stranded Mars Craft

AP | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 01.10.2012 | Technology

MOSCOW -- As Russia's space agency struggled Thursday to fix a probe bound for a moon of Mars that instead got stuck in Earth's orbit, some experts sa...

Spacecraft To Embark On Groundbreaking Journey

| Posted 01.08.2012 | Technology

By John Matson (Click here for original article.) Planetary scientists may soon get the dirt on a Martian moon—literally. A Russian spacecraft...

Phobos Close Up: PICTURES Of Mars Moon Are Most Detailed To Date

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

On March 7th, the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft performed a flyby of Mars' larger moon, Phobos, and managed to take the most detaile...