In 2009, the project will be implemented for the delivery of soil samples to Earth from a satellite of Mars' Phobos. " Experts believe that with sufficient funding, the project could be implemented two years earlier.
The "Phobos-Grunt" is to establish interplanetary spacecraft, which is able to make a flight to Mars, to embark on his companion, to take samples and deliver them to the ground.
It is expected that "Phobos" will remain a long-lived plant, which will continue to study it, and will monitor the climate of the Red Planet.
Battery News, 05.10.2004 12:27