Well, I have some updates regarding chomik - penetrator that will be used on Fobos-Grunt. Device has been shipped to Moscow a little more than a week ago for tests and integration. As I previously have written it composes of modified electromagnetical hammer designed orginally for Philae lander. however this time Chomik (hamster) will not measeure thermal conductivity but instead will take samples on the rock.
It turns out that guys at Polish Space Research Center were busy and designed another MUPUS orginated device - this time impactor. It’s called “Kret” (Mole). It is significantly modified version of MUPUS, completely enclosed in a casing made of carbon-fibres with some titanium elements (like the tip). It’s supposed to go as deep as 5 meters. However the name ‘penetrator’ can be a bit misleading - device will be dropped from just few meters, to just get a first hold with the ground. Remaining depth will be covered by activiating mass movement inside the casing, which would make the whole device start burrying in. Power and data relay would be possible by a cable.
So far no details have been given about a mission that would use those, though I presume it might have something to do with planned russian moon missions.