I think it is TIME that we consider that SOMEONE at ROSCOSMOS, working at the Baikonur Launch Complex in Kazakhstan, is deliberately SABOTAGING missions to Mars and Phobos.
It is entirely possible.
Russians are not INEPT. Their Space Program was FAR superior to OURS for many, many years, only to be eclipsed by NASA placing a human on the Moon first.
They are GENIUSES, snatched initially from the NAZI Rocketry program, the ones that America did not get.
ROSCOSMOS rivals NASA in every way.
They just cannot seem to get anything off the ground leading to a happy conclusion....
The reasons are all so clear: Software problems that could be cleared up for a few thousand dollars causing BILLION dollar problems...
Or, SO they say.....
It is SABOTAGE.
Why, THE MARTIANS!
RUSSIA is OBSESSED with PHOBOS....
The latest Phobos/Grunt disaster has set the Russian Mars Space program back at least 5 years, more likely 20 years...
Remember, Russian scientist have a photo of a mile-long CRAFT shooting down their PHOBOS/GRUNT II craft, back in the 90's....
There is something on PHOBOS that we are not allowed to observe....