Vladimir Putin: Russia will resume the lunar program A Belarusian cosmonaut will take part in a flight on a Russian ship. Putin also said that Russia continues to work on the lunar program and the launch of Luna-25
Roscosmos" will provide the necessary training and flight on the Russian ship of the Belarusian cosmonaut, said Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit to the Vostochny cosmodrome together with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
“I instructed Roskosmos to to provide the necessary training and flight on the Russian spacecraft of the representative of Belarus,— Putin said (quote from Interfax). He added that he discussed this issue with Lukashenka, and indicated that “this will be a new important milestone <…>cooperation in the exploration and study of space.”
Putin added that Russia will continue to work on a new generation of transport spacecraft and nuclear space energy technologies, where the country has “absolutely clear advantage.” “Let's resume the lunar program, we are talking about the launch from the Vostochny cosmodrome of the automatic space robotic apparatus” Luna-25 “, & mdash; he said.
The President added that Russia will carry out all the plans, despite “attempts to prevent [it] in this movement from the outside.”
Earlier, the head of the state corporation, Dmitry Rogozin, said that Roscosmos asked Belarus to choose a candidate for space flight as the first Belarusian cosmonaut. According to him, the flight with her participation is scheduled for 2023-2024.
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In September, Roskosmos posted a tender for 1.7 billion rubles on the public procurement portal. on the study of problematic issues in the organization of manned flights to the moon. The Space Research Institute (IKI) of the Russian Academy of Sciences noted that the first window in terms of ballistic requirements for sending Luna-25 will be May 25, 2022, however, the exact dates will be determined in March—April.
Last week, Deputy General Designer for Electrical Systems NPO named after. Lavochkin Alexander Mitkin said that “Luna-25” will go to the natural satellite on August 22. “July 18, we are leaving for the Vostochny cosmodrome, and on August 22 we will fly to the moon,” — Mitkin said.
In November 2018, the Russian Academy of Sciences adopted a concept for the exploration of the Moon, according to which the first cosmonauts will be sent to the Earth’s satellite by 2035, and by 2040 elements of a full-fledged lunar base will be created. As Rogozin explained, it is planned to explore the moon using robots with artificial intelligence elements to reduce possible risks to human health and the cost of the program.
Luna-26 missions are also being prepared. for mapping and “Luna-27” for soil research. The latter should be launched in August 2025 and will become the basis for the deployment of the Russian infrastructure.
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