ESA halts attempts to contact Russian Mars moon probe

The European Space Agency (ESA) said on Friday it had ended attempts to establish contact with Phobos-Grunt, Russia’s failed probe to one of Mars’ moons. “In consultation and agreement with Phobos-Grunt mission controllers, ESA engineers will end ESTRACK ground station support today,” the agency said. “ESA ground teams remain available to assist the Phobos-Grunt mission […]