Russian Mars Missions
Russia Plans Two New Missions To Mars
A research craft will orbit Mars, and then a rover will be dropped on the surface of Phobos - one of the tiny twin Martian moons, to collect soil samples to return to Earth.
"The spacecraft will work on Phobos for three years," Polischuk said.
The second mission is intended to land on Mars to conduct various experiments, he added.
"The exact date for (the second) mission has not been set, but it is planned for 2015 at the latest," Polischuk said.
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