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  1. ESA ground station makes contact with Phobos-Grunt

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    November 24, 2011

    The European Space Agency (ESA) succeeded in making contact with the Russian spacecraft stuck in Earth orbit on Tuesday 22 November, reviving hopes that the mission might be saved.

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  2. Phobos-Grunt probe fails to achieve Mars trajectory

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    November 9, 2011

    The Russian probe failed to achieve its intended Mars trajectory a few hours after lifting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Tuesday at 21:16 CET. The Russian space agency Roscosmos has 3 days to fix the problem.

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  3. Phobos-Grunt probe could disintegrate in early January

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    November 16, 2011

    The Russian spacecraft has so far failed to set a course for Mars and could re-enter Earth’s atmosphere early in January if engineers are unable to regain control of it.

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