Re: Fobos-Grunt: orbit boost attempt

From: Rainer Kresken (rkresken@t-online.de)
Date: Mon Nov 28 2011 - 22:46:28 UTC

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    On 11/28/2011 9:48 PM, ronlee@pcisys.net wrote:
    > Is the spacecraft in a stable inertial attitude?  If so, what is it (in easy to understand terms).   I am curious if the attitude is known and may explain the brightness change on high elevation observations.
    
    Nobody knows. One may speculate that the spacecraft is in a safe mode with solar 
    arrays (temporarily) pointing to the sun.
    
    Rainer
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