Russian probe "soil Vobs" such as the start of the rule of "Baikonur" in Kazakh (French)
Russia raced against time to save the spacecraft launched towards Mars and lost its way in the Earth's orbit, leaving only days after the end of the opportunity to save them.
The Russian news agency in a report that attempts stations Russian ground to get the data from the probe, "March Grant" or "soil Phobos" failed on Thursday, which may affect the completion of ambitious task which Russia seeks new ways to strengthen its position in space exploration .
Attempts are still continuing to receive any information concerning the relative distance enables scientists to calculate the path of the vehicle that is designed to be launched to Mars and then landing on the moon "Phobos", after which the return of samples from the soil in the task is supposed to take 34 months.
At the start of the probe towards Mars engines did not work, who was scheduled to push the vehicle out of Earth orbit toward Mars on schedule, leading to the survival of the vehicle in Earth orbit.
He said the world is responsible for the mission of the Institute of Space Research, Russian Alexander Zakharov, "so far not succeeded, all attempts to connect to the vehicle," and pointed out that they are experimenting with everything, including visual aids to try to assess the imbalance, but the situation does not inspire much hope, hinting at possible loss of probe Forever.
And unable to Russian experts at the center of the ground control to communicate with Probe unmanned's cost of $ 163 million, which was launched early on Wednesday from a launching pad "Baikonur" Russian Kazakh, but stuck in low orbit degree represent serious than the cause of the problem may lead to his downfall on the planet.
The probe will not save a stab to the pride of the Russian space industry in Russia added to the earlier series of embarrassing failures.