Category Archives: Mars

Mars Curiosity Rover nears half way point to Mars

  These computer simulations show the Mars Science Laboratory’s current position on the journey between Earth and Mars. NASA’s next Mars rover, Curiosity, is slated to land on the Red…

NASA 2013 Budget to be the lowest in four years.

NASA Budget to be proposed Monday On Capitol Hill Feb. 13, President Obama will ask for a $17.7 billion NASA’s 2013 budget sources said Friday. The proposal represents only a…

Phobos Grunt Mars Probe killed by a software glitch…maybe

The ambitious Russian Mars probe which was supposed to place a lander on Phobos was doomed by a software glitch say Russian officials. “a programming error which led to a…

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Finds Old Mars Landers

  MRO HiRISE has taken 21,000 images in its life, recent images show older landers. (NASA) The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recently captured images from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment…

Why did Phobos Grunt really fail?

Recent headlines were filled with a plethora of information about the reentry of the doomed Russian Spacecraft Phobos Grunt. There have been many rumors and speculation as to why it…

Russia’s stricken Mars probe ‘contacted’

MOSCOW, November 23 (RIA Novosti) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has said it established contact with Russia’s Mars mission probethat is stranded circling Earth. “ESA’s tracking station at Perth,…

Bad Day to be a Russian Satellite Engineer

Reuters quotes Russian President Dmitry Medvedev as saying that he believes those responsible for recent space program failures, like Phobos-Grunt, should be punished.  Phobos Grunt is a mission to Mars…