Russia launches probe to Mars moon

Russia launched early on Wednesday a robotic spacecraft to the Mars moon Phobos in the nation’s first attempt to carry out an interplanetary mission in 15 years. The two-stage Zenit-2SB launch vehicle carrying the Phobos-Grunt probe lifted off from the Baikonur space center at 00.16 a.m. Moscow time (20:16 GMT on Tuesday). The ambitious Phobos-Grunt […]