And, its entry time into the Pacific Ocean was about 12:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), or 1745 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
For more on this story, please read the 1/15/2012 MSNBC article 'Derelict Russian space probe crashes to Earth.'
In addition, the Russians have indicated recently that some of its failed space missions, including the Phobos-Grunt, were the fault of others.
However, according to the 1/15/2012 ABC News article 'Phobos-Grunt: Failed Russian Mars Probe Falls to Earth', the problem with the Russian Phobos-Grunt was, 'More likely, said space analysts, it was the Russians' own fault.'
The ABC News article quoted Charles Vick, who is said to be knowledgeable with the Russian space program. Vick commented on the Russian effort with regards to the Phobos-Grunt probe, "Certainly, the quality control was lacking, and testing the spacecraft ... was never done due to lack of funds."