The station is set to become the first man-made object at the Moon’s south pole. The launch is scheduled for 1 October 2021.
Russia’s Roscosmos space agency has posted a video showing the Luna-25 space station performing ground tests in a lab. As seen in the projected footage, the station’s bucket will be used to collect lunar soil after the craft lands on the Moon.
The Luna-25 space station will be the first Russian first space vehicle sent to the Moon since 1976.
The launch is scheduled for 1 October 2021. Russia’s first modern lunar lander will be powered off from Vostochny Cosmodrome by a Soyuz-2-1b rocket. Luna-25 is expected to reach the Moon’s south pole 10 days later.