Luna-25 satellite will land on the Moon in 2019

Luna-25 satellite will land on the Moon in 2019


Roskosmos approved the Luna-25 space station model. The project tasks are carried out on schedule, so the launch to the Earth's orbiter will take place in two years.

The automatic interplanetary vehicle Luna-25 is a start of the first major space mission of Russia as an independent state. The last Soviet station Luna-24 was launched in 1976.

The goal of Luna-Globe rocket project is to create a seismic probe and explore the surface in the circumpolar zone. The first to launch will be a landing craft, which will go to the South Pole area and look for a place fit for the landing of following vehicles. It will stay on the Moon for at least a year. After that, launch of the next orbiter Luna-26 will be possible.

S.A. Lavochkin Research and Production association developed a management system specifically for this project. All scheduled tasks were performed on time, so the organization management decided to use the experience in other phases of the mission.