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BREAKING. Russia's Luna 25 Moon Lander Loses Contact With Ground Control

By streiff
August 19, 2023

Russia's first attempt at a lunar mission since 1976 has lost contact with ground control as it attempted a transition to a landing trajectory. Luna 25 is an unmanned lunar lander; it was supposed to land near the moon's south pole and conduct scientific experiments for about one year. That doesn't seem to be happening.

The loss of communications came in a brief announcement on the Telegram channel of Russia's space agency Roscosmos.

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     Today, in accordance with the Luna-25 flight program, at 14:10 an impulse was issued for the station to move to a pre-landing orbit.

    During the operation, an emergency situation occurred on board the automatic station, which did not allow the maneuver to be performed with the specified parameters.

    Currently, the specialists of the management group are analyzing the situation.

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Source:  https://redstate.com/streiff/2023/08/19/breaking-russias-luna-25-moon-lander-loses-contact-with-ground-control-n2162814