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Russia Proposes Phobos-Grunt II
« on: 05/05/2015 03:16 PM »
Russian space agency to organize new $198 mln Mars probe in 2024 after faulty mission

http://tass.ru/en/non-political/792919

The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) plans to launch a new sample soil expedition to Marsí satellite Phobos, according to a draft of Russia's new space program for 2016-2025 unveiled on Monday.

Under the document, the Mars-Grunt (Soil) expedition is planned for 2024 to deliver soil samples from the Martian moon Phobos to the Earth. The project is estimated at 10.3 billion rubles ($198 million).

This sum is twice as large as the amount stipulated in the draft federal space program prepared last year.

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Re: Russia Proposes Phobos-Grunt II
« Reply #1 on: 05/05/2015 05:57 PM »
Russian space agency to organize new $198 mln Mars probe in 2024 after faulty mission

http://tass.ru/en/non-political/792919

The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) plans to launch a new sample soil expedition to Marsí satellite Phobos, according to a draft of Russia's new space program for 2016-2025 unveiled on Monday.

Under the document, the Mars-Grunt (Soil) expedition is planned for 2024 to deliver soil samples from the Martian moon Phobos to the Earth. The project is estimated at 10.3 billion rubles ($198 million).

This sum is twice as large as the amount stipulated in the draft federal space program prepared last year.
This is info as of 30 April 2015:
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/expedition_m.html

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Re: Russia Proposes Phobos-Grunt II
« Reply #2 on: 05/05/2015 06:04 PM »
I try not to get too wrapped up in the twists and turns of these kinds of proposals.

The general process is that the program is officially announced, it gets delayed, descoped, and after many years, something flies somewhere with varying degrees of success.

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Re: Russia Proposes Phobos-Grunt II
« Reply #3 on: 05/06/2015 07:45 AM »
I try not to get too wrapped up in the twists and turns of these kinds of proposals.

The general process is that the program is officially announced, it gets delayed, descoped, and after many years, something flies somewhere with varying degrees of success.


That is a very good summary of the general state of affairs of the Russian space program over the last three decades.

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Re: Russia Proposes Phobos-Grunt II
« Reply #4 on: 05/06/2015 11:23 AM »
OK, Roskosmos decided to kill 2 birds with one stone - Fobos  Grunt-2 mission aka "Boomerang" now has official name "Expedition-M" that had been used before for Mars sample return mission. Apparently they would use a Phobos Sample return mission as a testbed and pre-cursor of Mars sample return mission after 2030.


Technical requirements for "Boomerang" mission from tender attached  (in Russian)     
« Last Edit: 05/10/2015 12:38 AM by fregate »
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