Mr. Popovkin’s remarks in the newspaper Izvestia were the first high-level suggestion of nefarious interference. A retired commander of Russia’s missile warning system had speculated in November that strong radar signals from installations in Alaska might have damaged the spacecraft. (more…)
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Russian military space forces informed Russian news agencies on Wednesday, fragments of Russia’s stranded Mars probe Phobos-Grunt could fall to Earth on January 15.
The second of NASA’s two Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft has successfully completed its planned main engine burn and is now in lunar orbit. Working together, GRAIL-A and GRAIL-B will study the moon as never before.