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Conflicted information of space agencies report that Phobos-Grunt crashed into the Pacific.

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posted on Jan, 15 2012 @ 02:30 PM
Not sure if it was Roscosmos or ESA that aired it first, but it seems that the Phobos-Grunt already plunged into the Pacific, in the coast of Chile:

Russian, US and European sources announced the demise of the craft within minutes of each other.
It brings to an end the sorry story of this mission, which promised to return rocky samples from Mars' biggest moon. Instead, after its launch in November, Phobos-Grunt could not get more than 345km from Earth before stalling.
Once it became clear that controllers could not establish contact with the probe and diagnose its faults, a fiery dive back to Earth was inevitable. The spacecraft's last orbit took it over Japan, and the Solomon Islands, and to the east of Australia and New Zealand.
Conflicting reports then had the final re-entry point across a great swathe of the Southern Ocean. Certainly, it seems Phobos-Grunt was down and destroyed before it could have passed over Chile.

Better we wait 24 or 48 hrs, because NASA said that the UARS crashed "somewhere in the Pacific" in a Sunday like that, and less than 24 hrs later, "something" falling from the sky hit, destroyed an entire housing block in Monte Grande, Argentina and killed one or two people...

posted on Jan, 15 2012 @ 03:15 PM
Anthony Watt has a good article on this .. OK, The “Grunt heard round the world” is no more, apparently burning up over the Pacific. Russia’s Defense Ministry said the probe and what fragments made it through the atmosphere
We sure get a mixed bag of stories and is it any wonder why we have a hard time figuring out what happened? peace

posted on Jan, 15 2012 @ 03:49 PM
Im more interested in what was in that craft, especially if it took our a whole housing block. I would imagine some serious contamination issues if it actually hit land or sea.

I would also love to know what took out the housing block in Monte Grande, Argentina
edit on 15-1-2012 by theRhenn because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 03:01 AM
okay so whats going on with this probe? im confused.

posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 07:17 AM
It crashed back to Earth. Where it came down is irrelevant. It is gone. It hath endeth its short life in fiery destruction.
edit on 5-4-2012 by Mogget because: (no reason given)

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