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Space exploration - A Mars/Phobos-bound rocket ship in Earth orbit ignites its thrusters; manned mission to Phobos; spacecraft; spaceship; deep space; interplanetary travel; interplanetary spaceflight; supersonic de Laval nozzle; propelling nozzle; rocket engines; spacecraft propulsion; flame front; plasma - Space Art Illustration
 

Phobos mission ignition

In this speculative illustration a Phobos mission rocket ignites its chemical thrusters to propel it away from the Earth into a large solar orbit that will intercept Mars in approximately 7 months.

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