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Luna 25

Overview

Destination: Lunar Orbit
Mission: Lunar Exploration

Lunar Orbit Cosmodrome Site 1S Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

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.

Updates

SwGustav • Aug. 11, 2023, 1:25 a.m.

Successful deployment of Luna 25 into the trans-lunar trajectory


SwGustav • Aug. 10, 2023, 11:11 p.m.

Liftoff


LL2 • Aug. 10, 2023, 10 p.m.

Livestream has started


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M

Family:
Configuration: 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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    46.3 m
  • Diameter
    10.3 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    4.11 m
  • Launch Mass
    313 T
  • Thrust
    4150 kN
Family
  • Name
    Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
  • Family
  • Variant
    Fregat-M
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Soyuz 2.1b Fregat-M
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $48500000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    8200 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    3250 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity


In-active Cargo Unmanned
Destination:
Serial Number:

Details

Progress Rocket Space Center

Progress Rocket Space Center

(PRSC)

Dmitry Baranov Founded: 1996 Successes: 44 Failures: 1 Pending: 0

Agency Type:

Progress Rocket Space Centre, formerly known as TsSKB-Progress, is a space science and aerospace research company which is known for manufacturing launch vehicles and satellites. Most notably, Progress Rocket Space Centre is the manufacturer of Soyuz launch vehicles.

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