Russia’s Luna-25 Mission

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Russia’s Luna-25 Mission

According to the latest information, both Russia’s Luna-25 Mission and India’s Chandrayaan-3 are expected to reach the Moon on 23 August 2023.

Landing on the moon would not impede India’s Chandrayaan-3, which was launched on July 14, 2023, as the two missions had different landing areas and there was enough space on the Moon for everyone.

In this way, both India and Russia will become the first countries to land on the South Pole of the Moon, before which no lander has successfully gone here.


  • It is to be noted that Chandrayaan-3 does not have an orbiter like Chandrayaan-2, it has been launched on July 14, 2023.
  • The mission includes advanced technologies in the lander, such as laser and RF-based altimeters, laser Doppler velocimeter, etc.

Objectives of Chandrayaan-3:

Its objective is to perform scientific experiments in place and in orbit on the lunar surface, demonstrating a safe and soft landing on the lunar surface.


  • It will reach the south pole of the Moon on 23 August 2023. It was launched by Russia on 10 August 2023
  • Luna-25 is a four-legged lander weighing 800 kg. Russia had earlier landed Luna-24 on the moon in 1976. This lander will work on the lunar surface for one year.

Objectives of Luna-25:

  • It will search for water on the moon and analyze samples of lunar soil. Along with this, soft-landing technology has to be developed.
  • Researching the internal structure of the Moon, and discovering other essential things including water are its other major goals.

Source – The Hindu

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