[FPSPACE] Mars-96 Impact Location -- Any Russian official source EVER admitted it was Andes Mountains?
James E Oberg
jameseoberg at comcast.net
Fri Oct 28 11:41:59 EDT 2011
For those who can't get to the link, here is full citation:
NEWS IN BRIEF
* MARS FIND
Wreckage of Russia's failed
Mars '96 probe has been
found south of the Oyuni salt
plateau in Bolivia, 100km
(55nm) from Chile and at an
altitude of 12,000ft (3,650m).
The spacecraft plunged from
low Earth orbit on 17
November, 1996, after the
fourth stage of its Proton
launcher failed to restart.
The fourth stage re-entered
over the Pacific a day later.
FLIGHT INTERNATIONAL, 22-28 January 1997 P. 22
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paolo Ulivi" <pao.ulivi at gmail.com>
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Sent: Friday, October 28, 2011 12:35 AM
Subject: Re: [FPSPACE] Mars-96 Impact Location -- Any Russian official
source EVER admitted it was Andes Mountains?
it was reported in Flight International that wreckage had been found
in a salt plateau in Bolivia
On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 6:22 AM, James E Oberg <jameseoberg at comcast.net>
> For a story I'm doing pre-Fobos-Grunt on the 'Ghosts of Mars Probes Past',
> regarding the controversy over where Mars-96 actually landed
> [see http://www.jamesoberg.com/plutonium.html],
> has anyone ever seen any Russian space official admit it might have landed
> in the Andes Mountains and NOT in the deep Pacific? Or do all official
> still state that it did fall safely into the ocean?
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