Moon Landing

Luna 25 Lunar Landing

Lunar Surface Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Luna 25

The Luna 25 lander crashed into the Moon after an orbital maneuver scheduled to place it in its pre-landing orbit instead sent it on a collision trajectory.

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Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Luna 25

Progress Rocket Space Center | Russia
Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation
Aug. 10, 2023, 11:10 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Luna 25 (ex-Luna-Glob) was a lunar lander mission by the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) that crashed into the lunar surface after an anomalous orbital maneuver placed it on a collision trajectory towards the Moon. It was scheduled to land near the lunar south pole at the Boguslavsky crater to prove lunar landing technology. The mission carried 30 kg of scientific instruments, including a robotic arm for soil samples and possible drilling hardware. It was planned to remain active for at least one year on the lunar surface.

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