Rus News Journal

“ a Fobos - the Ground “ will fail on the earth tonight

space vehicle Fragments “ a Fobos - the Ground “ can already fall to the ground today. Russian Space Department has narrowed a predicted window of falling of fragments “ a Fobos - the Ground “ till 8 o`clock. About it it is told in the department message.
the device rests will land in an interval between 18 hour. 36 mines Moscow time on January, 15th and 02 hour. 24 minutes Moscow time on January, 16th. The possible zone of falling is in “ to a strip “ from 51,4 degrees of northern width to 51,4 degrees of southern latitude.
the day before Russian Space Department informed that the rests “ a Fobos - the Ground “ can fall in the range of 15 - on January, 16th with the central point in 21. 51 Moscow time on January, 15th. On predesigns they will land in Pacific ocean, approximately in 700 km from coast Chile.
thus on Thursday it was informed that “ a Fobos - the Ground “ can fall Indian ocean, to the north of island Madagascar.
the Operative group conducts continuous control of a convergence from a space vehicle orbit “ a Fobos - the Ground “.
Interplanetary station “ a Fobos - the Ground “ should go to the companion of Mars to a Fobos. It is the first similar start for last 15 years. The station has been intended for research of a Fobos and delivery of samples of its ground to the Earth. Besides, it was supposed to spend a complex of scientific researches of a Fobos and Mars remote and contact methods. Together with Russian AMS to Mars the Chinese microcompanion YH - 1 went.
we Will remind, the rocket “ Zenith - 2SÁ “ intended for deducing into an orbit Russian AMS “ a Fobos - the Ground “ started from the cosmodrome Baikonur on November, 9th. At attempt of a conclusion to a space vehicle orbit there was a supernumerary situation, and the station remained in a basic orbit. During this moment “ a Fobos - the Ground “ Was out of a visibility range of land stations of tracking. Technical malfunctions became the reason, presumably.
“ a Fobos - the Ground “ it is insured in the company “ Russian insurance centre “ (RSTS) on 1,2 mlrd rbl.