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Russia to send Luna-25 mission to the Moon collect lunar regolith

Russia’s Space Corporation Roscosmos has published a short video dedicated to preparations for the Luna-25 mission to the Moon. Roscosmos is to launch the rocket with the research vehicle of the mission in October 2021.
The main landing zone of the Luna-25 space probe is located north of the Boguslavsky crater. The alternative landing zone is located south-west of the Manzini crater.
For the mission to be successful, the Luna-25 is supposed to land in one of these regions within an ellipse of 15 by 30 kilometers. As part of its mission, the Russian lunar probe will study the properties and composition of polar soil, measure its mechanical characteristics, and explore the polar exosphere of the Moon. It will be the first spacecraft to conduct research in the polar region of the’s Earth satellite. The probe’s declared active life on the lunar surface makes up at least one year.