Those Russian Space Geckos are Out of Control!

July 25, 2014 3:28 PM

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Russia's Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has still not regained control of the unmanned Foton-M4, a biosatellite that is refusing to communicate with mission control. Experts do report that the five geckos onboard are doing fine, and are likely to start "getting busy," unaware that anything is the matter.

The Foton-M4 launched just last week on July 19. Soon after the craft entered a low orbit with the Earth, Roscosmos lost contact with onboard primary computers. The satellite is continuing to send data, but is unable to raise its orbit or receive additional commands, Roscosmos officials announced pu...

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