posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 08:34 AM
Open issues with the official Phobos-Grunt accident report
by James Oberg, Monday, February 27, 2012
With the release in Moscow on February 3 of the summary report from the investigation commission for the Fobos-Grunt debacle, the story has dropped
from the news. But that is a pity because the report itself shows it is by no means the end of the story of this heartbreaking Russian space setback.
If the official cause of the failure—cosmic rays knocking out two separate computer circuits simultaneously—is not accurate, then remedial actions
and get-well measures will be inappropriate and very possibly ineffective.