Global Aviator|July 2020
The Luna-25 spacecraft is currently in the assembly and first trial stages, Kolmykov told President Vladimir Putin, according to an English transcription of the call posted by the Kremlin on 10 April. Yes, there are some cooperation problems but we are working on them. I hope that the 2021 goal of launching Luna-25 will be achieved.
The Lunar-25 lander will be the first Russian spacecraft to land on the surface of the Moon since 1976 - when Lunar-24 touched down.
It's expected to launch for the Moon on October 1, 2021, and will carry out scientific research in the polar regions - including a hunt for water.
It will be one of up to five launches to explore the surface and sub-surface of the Moon over the next decade, Roscosmos confirmed.
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