MOSCOW, March 19. /TASS/. Russia’s Luna-Glob (Luna-25) probe may be launched in 2022-2024, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Yuri Balega said on Tuesday, following the results of the RAS delegation’s visit to the United States.
"It is quite possible that the Luna-25 probe may be launched from 2022 to 2024," he said.
The Luna-25 mission aims to launch an automatic probe for exploration of the Moon’s southern pole. The module is expected to land near the Boguslawsky crater.
Head of Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin said that the Russian Academy of Sciences considered the year 2021 as the optimal time for implementing the project.