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    Russia launches Nuclear attack.

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    A RUSSIAN spacecraft packed with toxic fuel and radioactive material is set to crash-land on Earth next month.
    The Russian Federal Space Agency today revealed that 30 fragments of the probe which had been bound for Mars and weighed 200kg in total will plummet to Earth in early January.

    They say they will not be able to tell exactly where the space debris will land until a few days before the crash.

    This is the first time the Russian agency have admitted the 110million craft had been lost and will crash-land.

    They lost contact with Phobos-Groundcraft after it was launched on a mission to reach one of Mars' moons on November 9.

    Since its launch engineers in Russia and at the European Space Agency have attempted unsuccessfully to propel it toward its target.

    The out of control craft weighs 14.6 tons 12 tons of which is highly toxic fuel.

    Experts had warned that if the fuel has frozen, some could survive entry into Earth and pose a serious threat if it falls over populated areas.

    But Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, said it is sure that all fuel will burn up on re-entry some 100km above the ground and pose no danger.

    It said that 10kg of Cobalt-57 a radioactive metal contained in one of the craft's instruments will not pose a threat of radioactive contamination.

    The failed mission was the latest in a series of recent Russian launch blunders that have raised concerns about the condition of the country's space industry.

    Russian space probe to hit Earth | The Sun |News
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    probably hype from the environmentalist fraudsters

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    Quote Originally Posted by socal View Post
    probably hype from the environmentalist fraudsters
    Yes, Russia are well known to be environmentally friendly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by socal View Post
    probably hype from the environmentalist fraudsters
    Yes, Russia are well known to be environmentally friendly.

    The fuel will disperse in the high atmosphere.

    And that radioactive material is in the range of 10 microgram of cobalt from a german spectrometer. Not enough to do harm even if extracted and applied with a syringe to one person probably.

    It is not like the kilograms of plutonium in the successfully launched US lander curiosity.

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    I tell you, the Martians do not like being looked at. How many of these have they tanked now?


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    I tell you, the Martians do not like being looked at. How many of these have they tanked now?
    They don't like the Russians, it seems. For a fairly large number of attempts on mars landings they had a proud failure rate of 100%. That is if you count as failure one lander that successfully touched down, but ceased transmitting 20 seconds after landing.

    NASA was quite successful, though they had their quota of failures too. So the Martians dislike the russians only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by socal View Post
    probably hype from the environmentalist fraudsters
    Yes, Russia are well known to be environmentally friendly.

    The fuel will disperse in the high atmosphere.

    And that radioactive material is in the range of 10 microgram of cobalt from a german spectrometer. Not enough to do harm even if extracted and applied with a syringe to one person probably.

    It is not like the kilograms of plutonium in the successfully launched US lander curiosity.
    wouldnt want some common sense to ruin an environmentalist wet dream

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