"Former Russian orbiter" NYT crossword answer is:MIR (3 letters length)
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The former Russian orbiter Crossword Clue NYT (November 2 2023) is a clue that refers to the Russian space probe Fobos-Grunt, which was launched in 2011 and was intended to explore the Martian moon Phobos. Unfortunately, the mission failed and the spacecraft re-entered Earth's atmosphere in 2012. The Crossword Clue NYT (November 2 2023) is likely referring to this historic mission and its failure.