Phobos-Grunt and Phobos LIFE launch
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A Zenit rocket lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome at 20:16:02.871 UTC on November 8, 2011, carrying Phobos-Grunt, Yinghuo-1, and the Planetary Society's Phobos LIFE biomodule into space.
Roscosmos / IKI
Original image data dated on or about November 8, 2011