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News Archive / Tagged: Luna 25

  • Russia’s Luna 25 enters orbit around the Moon

    Anastasia StepanovaAugust 17th, 2023

    Less than a week after its launch, Russia’s Luna 25 spacecraft has entered orbit around the Moon with the goal of landing as early as next week.

  • Russian launch services operator eyes lunar mission in early 2020s

    Curt GodwinAugust 8th, 2017

    While several private companies are vying to claim their share of the Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP) by landing a spacecraft on the Moon before 2017 ends, they aren't the only ones with a focus on Earth's natural satellite. Glavkosmos, a subsidiary of Russia's Roscosmos, has announced their intention of launching small vehicles as co-manifested payloads on larger Moon-bound missions.

  • Russia hopes to land humans on the Moon in 2029

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 1st, 2015

    Russia’s growing interest in the Moon manifests itself in more and more audacious announcements regarding the future possibility of a manned landing on the lunar surface. On Tuesday, October 27, one of the country’s top space industry officials, Vladimir Solntsev, revealed that Russia is planning to land a man on the Moon in 2029.

  • Russia aims to return to the Moon

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 1st, 2015

    Thirty-nine years ago, on Aug. 18, 1976, the Soviet Union successfully soft-landed its last spacecraft on the Moon – Luna 24. Now, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) plans to continue the legacy of the successful Luna Program by reviving the idea of unmanned lunar landers.