The launch of the automatic station “Luna-25” is scheduled for mid-July, TASS writes with reference to the press service of Roscosmos.
The launch of the Luna-25 spacecraft, taking into account the astronomical “window” in 2023, is scheduled for 07/13/2023.
According to the general director of Roskosmos, Yuri Borisov , the Luna-25 mission has been postponed to next year. The main problem of the mission is the non-compliance of the characteristics of the Doppler velocity and range meter with the requirements of the terms of reference. The device was delivered to NPO Lavochkina, passed the input control and installed on the spacecraft.
“Luna-25” should become the first Russian apparatus on a natural satellite of the Earth. The project is supposed to send an automatic probe for research in the region of the south pole of the moon. It is planned to land the model near the Boguslavsky crater.
Earlier it was reported that Glavkosmos, a subsidiary of Roscosmos, announced that the Russian Federation plans in 2023 to update the constellation of GLONASS navigation satellites with three new generation devices, including Glonass-K and Glonass-K2.