Russia renews a program of lunar exploration


03/04/2013

Russia is developing a new program of unmanned exploration of the moon.

An updated version of the Space Research Institute was represented at Microsymposium 54 in Texas.

Previous Russian satellite launched in August 1976, under the Soviet Union. The mission called Luna 24, during which the interplanetary station prilunilas then successfully returned to the samples was the last.

Today, the Federal Space Agency plans to resume exploration of the Moon.

Lunar pole is the most favorable place to create a habitable base, which will allow in the future to reach the more remote parts of the solar system such as Mars.

During the first three missions will be carried out two more. These five potential missions to the moon is planned for the period from 2015 to 2020.

2015 - Luna 25: a small station on the south pole of the moon. Checking the lunar landing systems and communications.

2016 - Luna 26: The space station to create a global map and exploration-friendly lunar landing sites.

2017 - Luna 27: Most interplanetary probe will land on the South Pole and will search for liquids on the lunar surface. The test drilling system.

The fate of missions in 2019 and 2020 depending on the outcome of the first three.

Original: Foxnews.com


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