Russian lunar mission "Luna-25" starts in less than six months

Russian lunar mission "Luna-25" starts in less than six months

Representatives of the design department of NPO them. Lavochkin was told that the launch of the Russian research station Luna-25 is scheduled for August 22 this year. Today, the last improvements are being made, it is planned that the lunar mission will begin on schedule.

At the same time, a 2-month launch window has been allocated at the Vostochny cosmodrome, from which it is planned to send the system to the Earth's satellite. This is due to the fact that at the final stages of testing, problems may be detected that require immediate elimination.

The launch of the research program was announced by the head of Roscosmos D. Rogozin back in October 2021. At that time, it was supposed to be completed in July, but due to a number of shortcomings discovered, the deadlines were postponed.

The project has been under development for over 10 years. The first launch was planned to take place back in 2014, but the Phobos accident slowed down the work, and the schedule was shifted by one year. But in 2015, a number of difficulties arose, because of which the program was postponed.

Checking the soil intake system

In 2016, for undisclosed reasons, the deadlines were shifted to 2017, after which there were two more transfers - to 2019 and 2021. Last year, it was announced that in 2022, with a high degree of probability, the launch would be carried out. Numerous delays, the development team explained a number of identified shortcomings and the complexity of the tests. In particular, it was necessary to create conditions close to lunar in order to test the operation of the systems and work out the landing of the spacecraft.

At first, the project was called Luna Globe. It was renamed Luna-25 only in 2020. This is the first program of its kind in the last 46 years. At the initial stage, it is important to work out a soft landing on the surface and conduct research in the area of ​​the South Pole of the Moon. Soyuz 2.1b will be used as a launch vehicle in combination with the Fregat upper stage.

Transportation of the finished station to the cosmodrome is scheduled for July 18, now all modules are being tested

With the successful completion of the first part of the work, it is planned to launch the Luna-26 station as early as 2024. It will carry out topographic surveys and study the composition of the lunar soil. The start of the next part of the Luna-2025 program is scheduled for 27, which should complete the study of the soil and conduct a number of other experiments. Finally, as part of the last part of the Luna-28 project, conclusions will be drawn regarding the suitability of the lunar surface for the construction of stations.

Today, the final work is underway. The equipment is working correctly, there is no reason to delay the start of the project.

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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker April 11 2022 17: 39
    Personally, I'm looking forward to a successful mission. I would like to believe that the current generation is worthy of our fathers. Good luck!
  2. (ON) Offline (ON)
    (ON) April 11 2022 19: 34
    The smart one will not go uphill, the smart one will bypass the mountain. Send Rogozin to the moon, put money in his pockets and let him not come back.
    1. svetlanavradiy Offline svetlanavradiy
      svetlanavradiy (Svetlana Vradiy) April 11 2022 23: 47
      With indifferent people, Russia (and any other country) has no future.
  3. RomanZ Offline RomanZ
    RomanZ (RomanZ) April 11 2022 22: 31
    Yes, it's time to simulate the production of helium-3.
  4. Avedi Offline Avedi
    Avedi (Ankh) April 12 2022 13: 28
    Why do they need this soil? After all, allegedly, she already brought 400 kg and studied everything up and down. Someone is dark, as usual
  5. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) April 12 2022 15: 32
    I hope they prove that the Americans were not on the moon, like Rogozin promised)
  6. ont65 Offline ont65
    ont65 (Oleg) April 13 2022 05: 53
    It is a pity that each of the expeditions is prepared anew each time, absorbing astronomical money without unifying the instruments. Everything that will be involved in other programs should be duplicated immediately, and not prepared for years, each time on a new basis with a revision of the documentation and technologies that require large investments on the lunar, Martian and others. Work from now to now, and on a starvation diet, as a result, pumps out a lot of money with minimal efficiency spent.
  7. hlp5118 Offline hlp5118
    hlp5118 (hlp) April 13 2022 18: 09
    Rogozin ruined everything he could. The Chinese 2030-2035 will create a robotic scientific station at the South Pole of the Moon. And in 1961, when we launched Gagarin, they walked around in holey pants and cooked steel in clay ovens, 90% of the Chinese population were illiterate. And today they have their own orbital station and fly to Mars.
    1. Oleg Bratkov Offline Oleg Bratkov
      Oleg Bratkov (Oleg Bratkov) April 18 2022 00: 33
      In 1949, 80 percent of Chinese were illiterate
      In 1979, 23 percent of Chinese were illiterate
      Where did you get 90 percent in 1961? Can't count?
      You finally don’t know anything about steel in clay pots, you picked up the tops somewhere. Each family had to smelt a pood of cast iron. It was forbidden to associate with neighbors. This was called the cultural revolution, as a result of which the Chinese practically on their knees did what they took for branded things in Europe, created industrial production almost from scratch, and this is a consequence of the "cultural revolution", and not cast iron from an earthenware pot.
      And under Rogozin, by the way, rockets stopped falling.