MOSCOW (UrduPoint Information / Sputnik – twenty first November, 2021) The launch of Russia’s automated interplanetary station Luna-25 is being delayed till the summer time of subsequent 12 months, based on Roscosmos state area company chief Dmitry Rogozin.
“In July, we’ll have the launch of Luna-25. For the primary time in 46 years we’re resuming the lunar program and we’re flying to the place the Soviet Union by no means flew – the south pole of the Moon,” Rogozin mentioned on the Soloviev Reside YouTube present on Saturday.
In June, Rogozin mentioned that the Luna-25 spacecraft could be prepared by the tip of the 12 months and that relying on technical readiness, the lander mission to the Moon would both be launched in 2021 or initially of 2022.
In late August, Roscosmos rescheduled the launch of Luna 25 from the Vostochny spaceport from October of this 12 months to Might 2022 because of the want for added checks of onboard gear. Final month, Rogozin mentioned that the launch was being postponed once more.
Luna 25 is an automated interplanetary station attributable to be the primary spacecraft within the historical past of contemporary Russia to achieve the Moon. Its predecessor, Luna 24, was launched by the Soviet Union in 1976. The area probe can even turn out to be the primary lander mission on the lunar south pole.