Comments — Looks like again the Non- humans are not going to let another close-up viewing of Mars — I guess with the US Crafts having taken those pictures of the “Face” and other structures they ( Aliens) built on Mars, they ( Aliens) are not that interested having the Russians having a even closer look.
So they decommissioned the Russian Craft.
PS and note The US recently send a Rover to Mars, odds are against success.
Russia Has No Idea Where Failed Mars Probe Will Crash
Updated: Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011, 8:02 AM EST
Published : Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011, 8:02 AM EST
(NewsCore) – Russian space agency Roscosmos all but gave up on regaining contact with its lost Mars probe, and it has no idea where exactly it will crash back down to Earth when it finally falls out of orbit.
“There is little chance that we will be able to achieve this mission,” the deputy head of Roscosmos, Vitaly Davydov, was quoted as saying by the Itar-Tass news agency. “We need to be realists. Since we could not establish contact for so long, the chances to carry out this expedition right now are very slim.”
The unmanned Phobos-Grunt spacecraft blasted off toward the Red Planet on Nov. 9, where it was hoped to bring back rock and soil samples from the moon Phobos.
But its engines failed to put in the correct course, and the craft only managed to reach an orbit about 125 miles (200 kilometers) from Earth.
Roscosmos still does not know what went wrong, Davydov said.
“If we gain contact and understand what is happening with the probe, then maybe we will be able to draw conclusions. But now we have no information from the craft,” Davydov said. “There is no telemetry. We simply don’t understand what is happening.”
Roscosmos earlier warned that the craft was likely to fall back to Earth sometime in January. But Davydov said it is impossible to predict the exact location.
“The crash area of any craft can only be estimated in the final 24 hours,” he said. “Before then, saying what will fall and where is pointless.”