ESA's 15m tracking station, Perth, Australia
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ESA tracking station establishes contact with Russia's Phobos Mars mission

23/11/2011 1033 views 0 likes
ESA / Enabling & Support / Operations

On Tuesday, 22 November at 20:25 UT, ESA's tracking station at Perth, Australia, established contact with Russia's Phobos-Grunt spacecraft. The contact with the Mars mission was lost shortly after launch on 8 November. ESA teams are working closely with engineers in Russia to determine how best to maintain communication with the spacecraft. More news will follow later.