It seems that the story of delays and postponement of the launch of the Luna-25 space station is over: the head of Roskosmos, Yuri Borisov, said that the probe is ready to be sent to the Earth’s natural satellite.
“The launch window is July-August. As they say, I would be glad tomorrow too, but such is the ballistics. All technical issues have been completed, the laser rangefinder, which the Vega concern made, has been finalized. All risks have been eliminated, planned launch preparations are underway“, – said Yuri Borisov.
Recall that the launch of Luna-25 was planned for August 2022, but a month before that, in July, it became known that the device needed for a soft landing (the same laser rangefinder) did not fully meet the requirements of the technical specifications for accuracy. Therefore, it had to be improved.
“Luna-25” will be the first domestic device in modern Russia on a natural satellite of the Earth. It should be located in the region of the South Pole of the Moon, not far from the Boguslavsky crater.