Phobos-Grunt Enters Thermal Vacuum Testing

Credit: NPO Lavochkin
Technicians at Russia's NPO Lavochkin are sending the Phobos-Grunt sample-return probe into thermal vacuum testing, setting the mission up for launch in the planetary window late this year. If all goes as planned, the spacecraft will return samples of the Martian moon Phobos in August 2014. In this...

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