By Euronews in Spanish with agencies
Published 08/08/2023 – 10:39 am
Russia will return to the Moon after fifty years. The Luna-25 spacecraft will land on the lunar south pole. The release is scheduled for this Friday.
Russia plans to return to the Moon after almost fifty years. After multiple delays, it plans to launch a spacecraft that would land on the moon this Friday. It will do so with a Soyuz rocket, assembled at the Vostochni cosmodrome in the Russian Far East. With the Luna-25 spacecraft, Moscow intends to resume and expand its initial Soviet-era lunar program.
According to the agency, Roscosmos specialists today completed the assembly work of the carrier rocket and the spacecraft at the Russian Vostochny cosmodrome.
“The State Commission authorized the transfer and emplacement of the rocket in the launch complex on August 8,” added Roscosmos.
The Russian space agency noted that the station was made entirely of Russian components, with the application of “the latest achievements in the field of space equipment manufacturing.”
“Luna-25 differs from its predecessors in its landing: Russian lunar stations landed in the equatorial zone, the new station will land in a polar zone with rugged relief,” Roscosmos said.
Luna-25 will land at the lunar south pole and will serve to test new lunar landing technologies, take and analyze surface samples, and conduct long-term research.
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