//Russian lunar exploration program dies

Russian lunar exploration program dies

Russia has stopped the technical design of the super-heavy rocket for flights to the Moon, Dmitry Baranov, General Director of the Samara-based Rocket and Space Center Progress said, RIA Novosti reports.
According to Baranov, the work on the elements of the super heavy rocket, which stipulated the development of key elements and technologies for building a super-heavy space rocket, has been discontinued. The work on the project can be resumed in the future, should Russia’s Space Corporation Roscosmos makes an appropriate decision. 
The technical design of the rocket for flights to the moon was scheduled to be completed in October 2021.