Reuters news agency said on August 7 that a local official confirmed the above information to them.
Accordingly, according to Russia’s Roscosmos space agency, the Luna-25 lunar lander – Russia’s first mission since 1976 – will be launched from the Vostochny spaceport, about 5,550 km east of Moscow.
All residents of the village of Shakhtinsky, southeast of the launch site, will be evacuated early in the morning, as the village is located in an area most likely to fall after the booster separates.
Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said Luna-25 will be launched on a Soyuz-2 Fregat rocket and will be the first lander to reach the Moon’s south pole region.
The main goals of the mission will be to develop soft landing technology, study the internal structure of the Moon and locate resources including water.
The lander is expected to operate on the lunar surface for a year.
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