Luna 25 - Space launch mission detailed information
Luna 25 25
13 JUL 2023
Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
Cosmodrome Site 1S
Luna 25 (ex-Luna-Glob) is a planned lunar lander mission by the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos). It will land near the lunar south pole at the Boguslavsky crater. Its primary mission is for proving out lunar landing technology. The mission will carry 30 kg of scientific instruments, including a robotic arm for soil samples and possible drilling hardware. The lander is planned to remain active for at least one year on the lunar surface.
Soyuz 2.1b Fregat-M
Soyuz-2, GRAU index 14A14, is the collective designation for the 21st-century version of the Russian Soyuz rocket. In its basic form, it is a three-stage carrier rocket for placing payloads into low Earth orbit. The first-stage boosters and two core stages feature uprated engines with improved injection systems, compared to the previous versions of the Soyuz. Digital flight control and telemetry systems allow the rocket to be launched from a fixed launch platform, whereas the launch platforms for earlier Soyuz rockets had to be rotated as the rocket could not perform a roll to change its heading in flight.