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Missing Space Probes & Satellites

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Missing Space Probes and Satellites:

March 28, 1989 
The Russian Probe, Phobos 2 was lost under mysterious and unexplained circumstances. Russian Colonel Marina Popovich has since stated that Soviet missions had determined that the probe's namesake, Phobos 2, one of the moons of Mars, is in fact artificial and hollow.


January 29, 1992 
The Office of Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars) convinces NASA to send an unmanned probe to the moon. The probe, "Clementine I," is launched into a polar orbit around the moon. Because of it's high orbit it is able to map almost the entire surface of the moon. Scientists are shocked to find that the surface variation in topography is up to twelve miles, not five miles as previously believed. They discover that some of the moon's mountains are a half-mile taller than Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. Clementine orbits around the moon for seventy-four days and then malfunctions. 


September 1992 
The Mars Observer is launched. The Observer is designed to provide an extremely detailed mapping of the entire surface of Mars using the latest technology, including short laser bursts bounced off the surface for pin-point accuracy. Originally, NASA has no plans to put a camera on board. Why? Nonetheless, scientists fight NASA like cats and dogs. They win and an innovative new system of cameras is installed. 


August 21, 1994 
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory loses contact with Mars Observer just hours before it was scheduled to begin orbiting the Red Planet. This was the first failure of its kind in seventeen years. Several different reasons are given for the loss of the Observer, but no really knows why. The Mars Observer is never heard from again.


January 14, 1994 
A NASA investigatory panel announces, "No one will probably ever know exactly what happened to the spacecraft." The panel's attempt to understand the Observer's silence was hindered because the spacecraft telemetry was turned off before the pressurization of its fuel tanks as it prepared to enter orbit around Mars. 

Space Debris
Man made space debris in Earth's orbit


January 1994 
Turkish TURKSAT I and BULSAT I communications satellites are lost when a French Ariane launch vehicle's third-stage propulsion system fails. 


July 1995 
China loses its Apstar-2 satellite when launch vehicle explodes. Hughes Space and Communications Company and Great Wall Industrial Corporation disagree as to the cause of the explosion. 


April 1995 
United States satellite NOAA 13 vanishes from orbit.


November 17, 1995 
Russia's Mars space probe is lost when a booster malfunctions and falls back to earth carrying 270 grams of live plutonium. Two years later, health officials attribute a worldwide increase in lung cancer rates to highly active radioactive material being disbursed into the atmosphere from falling and disintegrating satellites.


November 22, 1995 
Two Russian spy satellites are announced to have been lost by the Russian Embassy.  (Don't you just love it, both the U.S. and Russia now "announce" the launching of "spy" satellites?)


December, 1995 
Launch of Athena rocket from Vandenderg Air Force Base fails.


September 1996 
The Cosmos 1275 satellite disintegrates. The crash is attributed to a collision with space debris. 

July 1997 
Lewis satellite fails after being launched from Vandenberg on an Athena rocket.


December 25, 1997 
The final booster on a Russian-made Proton-K rocket fails. The "communications" satellite it was carrying falls into an orbit of only 125 miles up instead of the 22,500 mile-high orbit it was planned for. The lower orbit makes the satellite totally useless and subject to falling into the atmosphere and burning up. 

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