"Roskosmos" intends to create apparatus for mining on the moon

The unified space program, which Roscosmos plans to launch next year, will include heavy vehicles for drilling the lunar surface and collecting minerals. This was announced on the eve of the head of the state corporation Dmitry Rogozin.

The functionary said that the program will include heavy devices for drilling regolith, collecting the necessary samples of lunar soil, as well as their subsequent delivery to Earth. At the same time, the head of Roskosmos noted that the automatic modules Luna-25 and Luna-26 already have a real embodiment.

Contracts are signed, chief designers are appointed, work is underway. There will be no long-term construction

Rogozin stressed.

Recall that the launch of the Luna-25 research module is scheduled for 2021. Luna-26 will fly in 2023-2024, and Luna-27 will fly in 2025-2026. Then, in 2026-2027, the Luna-28 apparatus will be sent to our natural satellite, which will have to take soil samples and deliver them to Earth. And finally, until 2030, the Luna-29 mission is planned. The latter involves sending a heavy rover that can study geological samples on site.

In addition, Rogozin said that the newly launched Spectrum-RG telescope will become a kind of navigator for the Russian
lunar program. The device is capable of measuring the exact distance to any objects. The project has already been dubbed Astro-Glonass.
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  1. T. Henks Offline T. Henks
    T. Henks (Igor) 23 December 2019 13: 10
    Shaw, again? (cartoon Once upon a time there was a dog).
  2. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 23 December 2019 13: 54
    And on what "heavy vehicles" will be delivered there, and the regolith will be delivered back, in the program, by chance, did they not register? There were very similar pictures in "Technology of Youth" of the 60s. Interestingly, since that time have advanced further than pictures?
  3. steelmaker Online steelmaker
    steelmaker 23 December 2019 17: 10
    The bottom of the ocean, like the island of Monte Cristo,
    like a star in space
    there is enough wealth for the people
    three hundred years, and maybe forever.
  4. Georgievic Offline Georgievic
    Georgievic (Georgievic) 23 December 2019 22: 10
    Millions of years, the Moon inexplicably stably rotates around the Earth on one side, and then the managers of Roscosmos lost their temper !!!!! They decided to drill, to carry minerals! So local Aborigines are so drilled that they will not seem enough.

    An instructive joke.

    The programmer leads his son from the kindergarten home.
    - Dad, look, the moon rises, and yesterday, too, and the day before!
    “Yes, yes,” the father mutters thoughtfully, considering the algorithm of the catchy program.
    - Dad, and if the moon ...
    - Stop, stop! - shouted father. - WORKS this son, do not touch!
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 24 December 2019 09: 08
    Maybe it's time to publish a collection of promises? Cool would be a collection of fairy tales ....
  6. Port Offline Port
    Port 25 December 2019 10: 36
    Maybe we’ll finish building SP2 first?
  7. Rus Offline Rus
    Rus 9 February 2020 09: 14
    It would be better if they mastered the production of syringes and needles, or at least a welding machine! And it’s more useful for Russia.