Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Luna 25

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Luna 25

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) is scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M rocket as part of the Luna 25 mission. The launch is scheduled on 08/11/2023 00:00 UTC for the Lunar Exploration mission launching from Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation. The status of the launch is Date/Time TBD. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M and experience the excitement for yourself.

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Mission: Luna 25

Luna 25 (ex-Luna-Glob) is a planned lunar lander mission by the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos). It will land near the lunar south pole at the Boguslavsky crater. Its primary mission is for proving out lunar landing technology. The mission will carry 30 kg of scientific instruments, including a robotic arm for soil samples and possible drilling hardware. The lander is planned to remain active for at least one year on the lunar surface.

Rocket: Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M

Soyuz-2, GRAU index 14A14, is the collective designation for the 21st-century version of the Russian Soyuz rocket. In its basic form, it is a three-stage carrier rocket for placing payloads into low Earth orbit. The first-stage boosters and two core stages feature uprated engines with improved injection systems, compared to the previous versions of the Soyuz. Digital flight control and telemetry systems allow the rocket to be launched from a fixed launch platform, whereas the launch platforms for earlier Soyuz rockets had to be rotated as the rocket could not perform a roll to change its heading in flight.

Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

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