PARIS — After more than a week of unsuccessful attempts to communicate with Russia’s Phobos-Grunt spacecraft, the European Space Agency (ESA) has ceased relaying orbit-raising commands to the unmanned Mars probe stranded in low Earth orbit since its Nov. 8 launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, according to ESA officials. “After two days’ attempt at Maspalomas [in the Canary Islands], we did not succeed to get commands into the spacecraft and to get response by telemetry,” ...
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