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Russia’s Luna-25 crashes on the Moon, Moscow declares mission failed

 Russia’s Luna-25 crashes on the Moon, Moscow declares mission failed.

The Luna-25 spacecraft encountered a catastrophic failure shortly after a critical maneuver as it was being positioned into its pre-landing orbit, before crashing into the Moon's surface. 



Russia's ambitious lunar mission, the Luna-25, has ended in failure as the spacecraft spun out of control and ultimately crashed into the surface of the Moon. This marks a disappointing end to Russia's first moon mission in nearly half a century, as the country's state space corporation, Roskosmos, announced the tragic incident.


The Luna-25 spacecraft encountered a catastrophic failure shortly after a critical maneuver as it was being positioned into its pre-landing orbit on Saturday. In a statement released by Roskosmos, the agency revealed that contact with the spacecraft had been lost due to an unforeseen issue during this critical phase of the mission.


Meanwhile they added that 🔴 On August 19, in accordance with the flight program of the Luna-25 spacecraft, an impulse was provided to form its pre-landing elliptical orbit.

  At about 14:57 Moscow time, communication with the Luna-25 spacecraft was interrupted.

  The measures taken on August 19 and 20 to search for the device and get into contact with it did not produce any results.


  According to the results of the preliminary analysis, due to the deviation of the actual parameters of the impulse from the calculated ones, the device switched to an off-design orbit and ceased to exist as a result of a collision with the lunar surface.

  A specially formed interdepartmental commission will deal with the issues of clarifying the reasons for the loss of the Moon.

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