As of this year, a significant milestone was fulfilled in the history of outer space exploration. Russian scientists began considering its first data on Luna 25 craft. This achievement is part of their ambition to discover traces of ice on the moon, the Earth’s only natural satellite.
Launching Its First Data on Luna 25 Craft
Since 1976 the Russian Luna 25 mission competing against India, which launched its Chandrayaan 3 lunar lander a month ago. Scientists believe to achieve the soft landing on the moon’s south pole there are pockets of water ice. It was an achievement for Russia to discover traces of ice on the moon.
A Soyuz 2.1 rocket safely cradled the Luna 25 craft originating from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia’s Far East around 2:11 in the morning on Friday (Moscow time). An hour later the Luna 25 craft was successfully boosted out of the Earth’s orbit. As it hurtles toward the moon, which is 384,400 kilometers from our Earth, the scientific instruments were officially activated first data on the flight measured, according to the source.
Luna 25 aiming to operate for a year on the moon’s south pole where scientists in NASA and other space agencies discovered traces of water ice in the region’s shadowed craters. It is a scientific achievement in Russia for a successful mission of launching its first data on the Luna 25 craft.