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Russia sends an automatic station to the Moon after a half-century break

Russia sends an automatic station to the Moon after a half-century break

The Luna-25 lunar station will fly to the natural satellite of our planet on August 11. Russia sends an automatic station to the Moon after a half-century break.

About it сообщает RIA agency News, referring to the documents received at his disposal.

Almost 50 years after the previous lunar mission, the domestic station will go to the moon. The launch is scheduled for 2.10:11 am on August 2.35, Moscow time, from the Vostochny cosmodrome. They also appointed a reserve time for the next day - 2.1. The Soyuz-XNUMXb rocket with the Fregat upper stage will be used as a delivery vehicle.

The previous lunar automatic station Luna-24 went into flight back in 1976. She also had a return vehicle, which delivered 170 grams of soil to Earth from a natural satellite of the planet.

The station, which is now being prepared for a lunar mission, will not have such a device, but it should be the first in storieslanding at the South Pole of the Moon. The main objectives of the flight will be the development of a soft landing on the lunar surface, the study of its structure, as well as exploration of the resources available on the Earth's satellite, including the search for water reserves.

Earlier, at the end of last month, Roscosmos reported that the station had already been filled with fuel and compressed gases. The NPO named after Lavochkin estimated the probability of success of the new Russian lunar mission at least 80 percent.

Further, it is planned to send the Luna-26 and Luna-27 stations in 2027 and 2028.

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  1. Million
    Million 3 August 2023 09: 24
    Will it fly? If it doesn’t fly, after all, how much money can be written off for an unsuccessful flight.
    1. Sevastiec
      Sevastiec 3 August 2023 09: 42
      It would be better to send first, then write. In order not to jinx it. And then, something is not working.
      1. midivan
        midivan 3 August 2023 23: 56
        Quote: Sevastiec
        It would be better to send first, then write. In order not to jinx it. And then, something is not working.

        And in order not to jinx it, they tied a red rope from his grandmother to him, well, such as the girls wear ... wassat
    2. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk 3 August 2023 10: 24
      Further, it is planned to send the Luna-26 and Luna-27 stations in 2027 and 2028.

      Finally moved. And then, if you sit on the mound, so the moon will be divided without our participation Yes
  2. couch
    couch 3 August 2023 09: 25
    God bless! we also waited for the good news. If thirty years ago these stations, reconnaissance probes, etc. were launched in batches every year, now we are happy with this little
    1. dmi.pris1
      dmi.pris1 3 August 2023 09: 32
      Yes, thirty years ago ALREADY they didn’t launch in batches .. But forty-fifty, yes. Numbered “Cosmos”, “Venus” and “Mars” (and then, no more than two pieces).
    2. Nastia makarova
      Nastia makarova 3 August 2023 11: 52
      what tutus 30 years ago? the last one was in 1976
  3. Ezekiel 25-17
    Ezekiel 25-17 3 August 2023 09: 37
    Tsiolkovsky, Gagarin and Korolev bless you guys.
  4. Tagan
    Tagan 3 August 2023 09: 38
    Quote: Million
    Will it fly? If it doesn’t fly, after all, how much money can be written off for an unsuccessful flight.

    And if it does, then what? For some reason, I am sure that there will be citizens who will begin to claim that somehow it flew wrong.
    1. bayard
      bayard 3 August 2023 10: 32
      Quote: Tagan
      And if it does, then what?

      This means that the mention of the unfortunate upper stage "Frigate" (which has already destroyed SO MANY devices) was not in vain.
      After all, the simplest \ routine (by previous standards) mission has been spread for 10+ years as something grandiose ... and is constantly postponed. Almost all the countries that went into space have already outstripped us ... the Indians have already flown with a lunar rover on board. So if, like Phobos-Grunt, goes to take samples of the ocean floor of planet Earth ... this will already be familiar.
      But if everything works out properly and the station fulfills its task completely ... well, then we will rejoice ... that the grandchildren could do it no worse than their grandfathers.
      Although we are now much more important than reliable satellite communications for the military in the NWO.
      1. Gestas
        Gestas 3 August 2023 13: 34
        Unlucky RB? I would like a success rate of 97,7%. At 86 launches, two unsuccessful due to the fault of the upper stage. On the last failure, one significant apparatus was lost - "Meteor-M", plus a student satellite and 17 foreign nanosatellites, 13 of which belonged to our overseas "partners". I offer this booster
        submit posthumously to a high government award :)
        1. bayard
          bayard 3 August 2023 16: 33
          Quote: Gestas
          Unlucky RB? I would like that success rate

          Please name the last successful independent interplanetary mission of Roscosmos. There is no need to talk about our devices on other people's devices, we are talking about Roscosmos.
          When in the distant years I participated in ensuring spacecraft landings, we landed 117 vehicles a year. And they launched about the same number. The SA were mostly military - with filmed and developed films ... but Buran also had a chance to provide landing.
          Too much noise about "Luna-25". And for the last 10+ years. And if such a delay occurred and there is no confidence in reliability and success, then they would have made another backup station during this time - for greater reliability, so that at least one would fly.
          When the probability of hitting a target with missiles is "about 80%", then two missiles are launched at an important target with a small interval. As far as I understand, Roskosmos does not have any important goals on the Moon.
          Otherwise, they would be insured.
    2. forcecom
      forcecom 3 August 2023 11: 00
      sure, and there will also be those who will say - how much money has flown away, but you could have sent them in retirement.
  5. Amateur
    Amateur 3 August 2023 09: 41
    The main objectives of the flight will be soft landing on the lunar surface

    The technology of landing on the moon in the USSR worked out as early as 1966. Who does not believe - read B.E. Chertok's memoirs "Rockets and People".
    So 57 years later (and even that is not a fact) "effective managers" from Roskosmos will try to repeat what even the Indians have already done.
    Yes, there were people nowadays
    Not that the current tribe
    (M.Yu. Lermontov, though not about Roscosmos)
    1. Gestas
      Gestas 3 August 2023 13: 38
      If for half a century the issue is not dealt with from the practical side, then yes, technologies need to be worked out, especially since these same technologies do not stand still. For example, the technology of parachuting from a WWII piston fighter is different from the technology of parachuting from a modern supersonic fighter, now it is ejection.
  6. Vladimir80
    Vladimir80 3 August 2023 09: 45
    send, fly - that's when we'll talk !!!
  7. Galleon
    Galleon 3 August 2023 09: 56
    I'm surprised what else we can do with devices capable of reaching the second space velocity, 11,2 km / s. Well, when it arrives, then I'll be glad. And it's still too early.
  8. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 3 August 2023 10: 53
    Once again .. in principle, I wrote a lot about this earlier, all these dances with a tambourine with annual or more interruptions at least since 2019, for such a not very serious device ... this is not a shame, but very sad and symbolic .
    I had a suspicion that in addition to organizational moments and the general sour state of our space industry, that this apparatus is being prepared as a sacrificial animal for the needs of internal PR "at the right time." So that the public, which has not particularly followed the attempts in this field in recent years, is excited by epic patriotism.

    Well, usually I was extremely skeptical about the launch of this, but this time I will assume that they will launch it after all. Now oh well. "success" is needed, and if the pepelats flies and lands on the moon, then they will inflate this success to the fullest.
  9. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 3 August 2023 11: 12
    Was it really necessary to ruin the country in order to send "Luna-25" to the Moon. In 1976, I was still at school.
  10. Jean Baptiste
    Jean Baptiste 3 August 2023 11: 15
    God forbid, thanks to those who continue to pull the country along the path of evolution in difficult times.
  11. nik-mazur
    nik-mazur 3 August 2023 11: 16
    Lunar station "Luna-25" will fly to the natural satellite of our planet on August 11

    Hmm, out of thirteen comments under this news, only three are positive, and the rest with sarcasm, irony, tricks and other negative things.
    It is immediately clear that the subject is solid patriots of Russia ...
    1. Knell wardenheart
      Knell wardenheart 3 August 2023 11: 50
      You have a very narrow perception of Patriotism, synonymous with Subservience or Flattery apparently.
      Patriotism implies, among other things, a positive reaction to the successes of the country. There are real and virtual successes - for example, if same-sex marriage were legalized in the Russian Federation tomorrow, would it be a success or not? Supporters of liberal values ​​would say that yes, this is a success. Opponents would say that this was not a success and would begin to swear. Who among us would decide which of this is patriotic?
      This is very difficult to fit into a two-curve perception of things.
      By analogy with this device, they have already launched 25 times on the Luna-4 VO. Fourth, Carl!
      And every such launch, fiery patriots got out here and with pink saliva proved that it would fly, that it was a triumph, success, and so on and so forth. Meanwhile, the apparatus (being a compositionally already not a new solution, to put it mildly) was getting old, other items of the Moon exploration program floated over the horizon (we were promised an astronaut on the Moon initially by 2028, if I'm not mistaken).

      Why rejoice, I ask you? The fact that these 25 kilos of scientific equipment will finally fly on a stationary platform? Yes, against the backdrop of Curiosity and Opportunity, this is a success as it is.

      I don’t think that a patriot should yell URA URA for every zilch as a person under substances. There are decisions that we accept and which we do not accept, and according to the very first analogy, I personally do not accept such a speed, scale and quality of scientific activity of a superpower. It's weak and tight.
      1. Gestas
        Gestas 3 August 2023 13: 45
        But how they crucified themselves against the background of the "success" of their "Starship" ... is this another facet of "patriotism"? Patriotism is neither servility nor spitting, it is compassion and sympathy for one's Motherland. In the context of this news, I see no reason for "suffering" (although someone may suffer from such news).
      2. nik-mazur
        nik-mazur 3 August 2023 17: 58
        Quote: Knell Wardenheart
        You have a very narrow perception of Patriotism

        Do not project - I did not say a word about my understanding of patriotism. I said that judging by the negative comments, convinced patriots gathered in the topic. Or do you have objections to this?
  12. George Miloslavsky
    George Miloslavsky 3 August 2023 11: 44
    We are looking forward to it, if the broadcast of the landing is generally cool, I will watch it with pleasure.
  13. Alexey Alekseev_5
    Alexey Alekseev_5 3 August 2023 11: 57
    Or maybe plant them in those places where the Amer Luntiks allegedly landed. At the same time, we’ll check whether they were there
    1. houses
      houses 3 August 2023 12: 27
      It is forbidden! "partners" will not understand.
      And, remember the Israeli (or someone's there?) project not so long ago, when a representative of launching either a satellite or a station to the moon stated that their device would fly over the amers landing zone and film it in high resolution, to prove to everyone that the amers were / were not on the moon. So, their flight over the landing zone was not crowned with success, or so we were told ... For not figs!
  14. avaks111
    avaks111 3 August 2023 13: 58
    Tailwind and good luck! Let's hope everything works out!
  15. AleksT
    AleksT 3 August 2023 13: 58
    Well, finally figured out what people need. Somehow, life immediately became easier and more fun. Maybe car prices will go down.
    I remember the song:
    Dear Editor!
    Maybe better - about the reactor?
    There, about your favorite moon tractor?
  16. UAZ 452
    UAZ 452 3 August 2023 18: 42
    And what are the stakes on mission success or failure? How are chances assessed?
    1. Knell wardenheart
      Knell wardenheart 3 August 2023 18: 58
      After two "Phobos" and in general after many years of practically absent practice of flights with landing to celestial bodies - it would seem that there should be fierce skepticism here ..
      But I would suggest that IF they launch, they will probably fly and land on the moon. When they do something sooooooolgooo, often, it also has positive aspects - checks and rechecks.
      Another thing is that I can’t judge how long this entire nipple system will work - the reliability of our electronics in long-term interplanetary missions has always been depressing.
  17. Beaver
    Beaver 3 August 2023 23: 57
    The main thing is that the earth does not die in orbit, like phobos-soil
  18. Chief Officer Lom
    Chief Officer Lom 4 August 2023 23: 09
    About the frequently mentioned Phobos-soil. As far as I remember, the Soviet devices sent to Phobos were unable to complete their task, and flights to Phobos were notorious, like filming the Master and Margarita among filmmakers. There was even a theory that Phobos is the base of aliens and they arrange the crash laughing .
    (I do not justify the decline of our astronautics from the Soviet level)