Solar System Research

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 5–14

Phobos sample return mission: Scientific substantiation

  • E. M. Galimov

DOI: 10.1134/S0038094610010028

Cite this article as:
Galimov, E.M. Sol Syst Res (2010) 44: 5. doi:10.1134/S0038094610010028


The goals and the main scientific objectives of the Phobos-Grunt space mission are considered. The content of the investigations of the main task of the mission—to return a sample of Phobos material to the Earth in order to answer the question about the origin of this satellite of Mars and to reconstruct its history—is discussed.

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© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. M. Galimov
    • 1
  1. 1.Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical ChemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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