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India Plans Launch “Mangalyaan” Mission to Mars in November 2013

In an announcement on Friday at the Indian Science Congress (ISC) by J N Goswam. director of the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad,  Inda will launch a scaled down mission to Mars…

Northeast Coast of U.S. to get rare opportunity to see rocket launch

UPDATE – Countdown to Begin For Five Sounding Rockets to Illuminate Eastern U.S. Night Sky 03.20.12 – NASA managers have given a “go” for a countdown leading to the launch…

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…

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…

Phobos-Grunt re-entry status

Latest status for Phobos-Grunt Re-entry 1/16/11 – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, leader of defense and industrial sector, put the investigation into the Phobos-Grunt crash case under his personal…

Russian Maridian satellite fails, rocket explodes

A Russian military launch of communications network Satellite failed On the heals of the loss of the Phobos Grunt mission Russia has yet another failure. A Soyuz-2.1b rocketĀ  lifted off…