[FPSPACE] Here's a question

Nick Watkins NickWatkins at mykolab.com
Fri Nov 14 10:49:02 EST 2014

I am afraid you are reminding me of how Henry Spencer use to have something like 1969-72: 12 moon landings, 1973-, nothing, as a footer --- leading someone else to point out the similarly striking recent absence of Elvis movies … ;-)




From: FPSPACE [mailto:fpspace-bounces at www.friends-partners.org] On Behalf Of Christopher Gorski
Sent: 14 November 2014 16:35
To: Peter Pesavento
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Subject: Re: [FPSPACE] Here's a question




I was thinking about that with respect to landers recently.  Zero successful landings since the Soviet era.  (Not many attempts that I am aware of: Fobos-Grunt fairly recently; Mars-8 had a lander part, but that would have been during the Yeltsin years.)


I hadn't looked at orbiters or flybys.  Doesn't look like there's been much activity there either, though there seem to be a few planned missions on the books...


Wikipedia has a great habit of putting together the most improbable lists.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Solar_System_probes may be worth browsing for you! 



--Christopher Gorski




On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 10:22 AM, Peter Pesavento <pjp961 at svol.net <mailto:pjp961 at svol.net> > wrote:

I was thinking about this the other day….


Since Vladimir Putin has come to power (following the exit of Boris Yeltsin), how many Russian planetary, or interplanetary missions have been successfully executed?


Does anyone know?


Thought I would ask.

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