The article provides a description of the activities aimed at the COSPAR planetary protection policy realization in the Phobos-Grunt mission. The results confirm that COSPAR requirements for Mars’ protection against Earth-microbe contamination and Earth’s protection against supposed hazards due to delivery of alien soil samples, are met.
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Khamidullina, N.M. Realization of the COSPAR planetary protection policy in the Phobos-Grunt mission. Sol Syst Res 46, 498–501 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0038094612070131
- planetary protection
- probability of faultless operation
- microbiological contamination
- mission category