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The rockets are dropping like flies, but the Mars probe was too expensive to admit incompetence, so

http://en.rian.ru/trend/phobos_grunt_2011/

the inexplicable malfunction of the Russian spacecraft could have been caused by “interference from a foreign technical facility.”
The investigators said that they would stage an experiment where a model Phobos will be subjected to radiation similar to that from U.S. radars.

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yeah I heard the "rumors" over at ATS forums that Fobos was disabled by third-party country (namely US-China-India):rofl:

 

They don't want us to discover that Fobos is in fact ancient space ship. Poor Richard. C. Hoagland :grin:

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OK, the final official results are in. What did they come up with?

Apparently the interplanetary probe's electronics were not shielded against space radiation.

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Some blame it on counterfeit Chinese components being not up to spec. Didn't they find a high percent of those even in the US military avionics recently? http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2011/11/08/boeing-military-products-may-contain.html

 

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Ah, even funnier. 62% of electronic components in Fobos were reportedly made to industry spec, not space. Common sense explanation is that the launch was rushed.

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Argh...I'm having Armageddon flashbacks!!! "All made in Taiwan!" Or in this case, probably Foxconn. :biggrin:

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I'm still gobsmacked at the idea of spinning Mir for gravity. :biggrin:

 

Even worse ... they spun it up before FREEDOM and INDEPENDENCE docked ... that's frakking stuuupid!!!

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