Roskosmos said the reason for the postponement of the launch of the Russian moon stations
MOSCOW, January 10 — RIA Novosti. The automatic station “Luna-26” and “Luna-27” decided to launch a year later than planned, to have time to work out the technology of landing on the station “Luna-25”, a term which earlier was also moved, told RIA Novosti in the press service of Roscosmos.
Earlier, the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, the TV channel “Russia-24” said that the launch of “Luna-26” and “Luna-27” was moved to 2023 and 2024, respectively. Before it was reported that the launch of the first in more than 40 years, the Russian lunar station “Luna-25” postponed from 2019 to 2021.
“The shift in timing of launches of spacecraft “Luna-26” and “Luna-27” is due to a new launch date of the SPACECRAFT (SC) “Luna-25” (scheduled for 2021), designed for working soft landing on the moon, the technology that should be used when planting later KA with the need of interaction of the SPACECRAFT “Luna-26” and “Luna-27″ each other in the process of implementation of the scientific programme,” — said in Roskosmos.
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