ESA Abandons Attempts To Contact Stranded Russian Space Probe

The European Space Agency (ESA) has said it would no longer try to make contact with Russia’s stranded Mars probe Phobos-Grunt if December 2 attempts failed. Interfax quoted ESA’s representative in Russia, Rene Pichel, as saying ESA and the Russians had not had contacts with the probe for more than a week, and the instruments […]