1
October 13, 2014

Roscosmos developed deep space and particularly Moon exploration program, – Roscosmos strategic planning office Director Yuri Makarov reported last Friday.

“In terms of technologies we are absolutely ready for this step, our industry is developed enough for deep space exploration and Moon in particular. We have prepared Deep Space Exploration program and will resent it soon, – Makarov stated.

According to him the program is very ambitious not only in terms of budget but tasks set as well. Moon exploration is supposed to be the core of the program.

As Makarov added that Vostochny spaceport being constructed in the Far East and boosters of heavy and super heavy class will be involved in this program.

As for the Moon program Russia plans to get back to the Moon by the end of the next decade, Institute for Space Explorations Head Lev Zeleny reported.

“We have elaborated a series of Moon missions. These are Moon-25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 projects. I am sure by the end of the next decade Russia will land on the moon”, – he stated.

The region of landing will be selected in accordance with the following criteria:  water available on the depth of 1,5 m and direct vision of Earth.

Most landing regions are focused on the South pole of the Moon, – Zeleny specified.

According to him automatic stations will fly round the Moon several orbits before the landing itself.

More from this category:
YOPvQx_VJsRKJhrjPOGxFA
April 14, 2015

Russia keeps leading position in the field of space launches, Roscosmos Head Igor komarov reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “We  keep leadership in boosters…

full story
DSC_0425_S
December 1, 2014

The second Russian new generation navigational satellite Glonass-K was successfully orbited, – Russian Ministry of Defence Aerospace Defence troops press-office representative colonel Alexey Zolotukhin reported….

full story
2286528966
May 17, 2018

Since the beginning of our space era, cosmonauts have formed many wonderful traditions, that provide a connection between times and generations. Among them – a…

full story
1042542609
April 23, 2015

On April 23, 2015 ISS performed debris avoidance maneuver. The orbit was adjusted to let the station avoid Meteor-2 space device debris. The orbit was…

full story
1369242364
June 21, 2018

On June 21, 2018 in accordance with the program the International Space Station (ISS) orbit correction is scheduled. To perform the maneuver at 10:15 (Moscow…

full story
aPE-XN5OiL0
February 17, 2015

Today on February 17, 2015, at 14:00:17, Moscow time, Roscosmos launching crews successfully launched Soyuz-U booster with Progress M-26M cargo vehicle from #1 launchpad of…

full story
Express-satellites
July 11, 2013

New communication satellites launch schedule for 2013 may be changed by Roscosmos due to the recent Proton-M crash, – Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass…

full story
rockotlaunch
October 9, 2013

The next launch of “Rokot” will take place on November 14, 2013 from Plesetsk Spaceport Ministry of Defense press office management representative for Aerospace Defense…

full story