We have already reported that the deadline for the implementation of the Luna-25 mission to study the natural satellite of our planet is set for autumn 2021. Now the state corporation Roscosmos has published details regarding the timing of production and completion of tests of the spacecraft of the same name.
“Luna-25” will be a continuation of the eponymous series Soviet stations. Reportedly, currently the Luna-Glob development work, within the framework of which the Luna-25 spacecraft is being created, is at the stage of ground development of experimental products.
At the same time, the manufacture and testing of the Luna-25 spacecraft is planned to be completed in the summer of 2021. When creating spacecraft, the mandatory step is to conduct electrical and functional tests required to confirm the specified characteristics of all components. Such tests of the already assembled device will begin in the first quarter of 2021.
Currently, the launch of the Luna-25 automatic interplanetary station to the Earth’s natural satellite is scheduled for October 1, 2021. Landing should occur closer to the middle of the month. The Luna 25 project is part of the Russian lunar program. The mission is aimed at exploring the lunar surface in the circumpolar region, as well as developing soft landing technology. Unfortunately, the implementation of the Luna-25 program has dragged on for a long time: the launch was originally planned back in 2014, but was subsequently postponed several times.
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