Ummid Assistant

Shiksha.com launches free MBA application form

IGNOU launches value education programme for teachers

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home Science & Technology

Russian spacecraft to crash to Earth Jan 15

Friday January 13, 2012 07:40:25 PM, IANS

London: The remainder of the crippled Russian spacecraft Phobos-Grunt is set to crash to the Earth Jan 15 following a botched mission to Mars, experts have said.

The craft has been in a low orbit around the Earth since losing contact with the ground shortly after its launch Nov 8.

It was intended to explore Phobos, one of the two moons of Mars, but became stranded while still orbiting Earth. Attempts to put it back on its original course have failed, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Most of its mass is expected to burn up as the craft re-enters the atmosphere but 20 or 30 pieces collectively weighing about 200 kg could reach the Earth. They could fall into an ocean.

Phobos-Grunt also contains large quantities of unused fuel that would burn or dissipate in the atmosphere.

Scientists said observers would be unlikely to see the debris crash to Earth unless they flew directly overhead in a clear sky. Chances of anyone being injured were also absolutely minute.


 


 


 

 

 

 

Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

i

i

 

 

 

Top Stories

Want justice for Batla house accused, says Digvijay

Hours after Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday rejected Digvijay Singh's demand for a fresh probe into the 2008 Batla House shootout saying there was "no scope" for it, the Congress general secretary reiterated his   

Batla House encounter genuine, no re-opening case: Chidambaram

Batla Encounter: NHRC admits it relied on official reports, didnt visit spot

Rahul gheraoed by protesters demanding probe into Batla House encounter

Batla House encounter 3 yrs on: Demand for impartial probe raised

 

  Most Read

Don't write articles which spread enmity: Delhi HC to Swamy

Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy, accused of writing an inflammatory article, can't be arrested till Jan 30, the Delhi High Court ruled Friday even as it asked him to refrain  

Hardwork and dedication the mantra to crack CAT, say toppers

A bunch of students made Maharashtra proud by cracking the tough Common Admission Test (CAT) - some scoring a perfect ten while some followed close at 99.99 percentile. Hardwork and dedication with a bit of luck are the keywords, they said. Srikanth Lanka, a final year student of  

 

  News Pick

Jarawa women dance clip old, videographer will be held: Chidambaram

Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Thursday that the footage of Jarawa tribeswomen being made to dance for tourists was "three to four years" old and the government had asked the Andaman and  

Indian scientist to be sacked for faking research data

An Indian-origin scientist will be dismissed for falsifying the data in more than 100 instances while doing research at a US university on the benefits of red wine on cardiovascular health. Dipak Das, director of the  

Indian, Asian activists plan Global March to Jerusalem

After the success of the "First Asian Convoy to Gaza", the organizers supported by over a dozen NGOs and non profit organizations are now embarking in March 2012 on the  

 

Picture of the Day

Dhananjay Bele, President of Nashik Industries & Manufacturers Association (NIMA). addressing the industrialists' meet in Malegaon Friday. The meeting was organised as part of Malegaon Mahautsav 2012, a three day event which began on January 06.

(Photo: ummid.com)

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Science & Technology

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Health

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

Career

Education

     

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.