X-37b to save the Phobos-Grunt mission?

From: Robert Clark (bobbygc2001@yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Nov 21 2011 - 02:53:42 UTC

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    Interesting suggestion was posted in the comments section here:
    
    Phobos-Grunt Mars probe remains silent in Earth orbit.
    BY STEPHEN CLARK
    SPACEFLIGHT NOW
    Posted: November 11, 2011
    http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n1111/11phobosgrunt/
    
    The idea would be to use the X-37B currently in orbit to communicate with the satellite. It certainly could at least photograph it. Anyone want to compare the orbital parameters of the two satellites?
      This page has the formulas for the delta-V required for orbital changes:
    
    ORBITAL MECHANICS.
    http://www.braeunig.us/space/orbmech.htm#maneuver
    
    
    Bob Clark
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