Phobos sample return mission: Scientific substantiation
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- Galimov, E.M. Sol Syst Res (2010) 44: 5. doi:10.1134/S0038094610010028
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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.