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ESA tracking station receives signal from Russia's Phobos Mars mission

Status Report From: European Space Agency
Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011

image On Tuesday, 22 November at 20:25 UT, ESA's tracking station at Perth, Australia, established contact with Russia's Phobos-Grunt spacecraft.

This was the first signal received on Earth since the Mars mission was launched on 8 November. ESA teams are working closely with engineers in Russia to determine how best to maintain communications with the spacecraft.

More news will follow later.

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