Monday, September 25, 2023

The Russian space mission to find water on the moon is suffering from ‘abnormal situation’

Experts did not provide further details, the situation is being analyzed

This is the first Russian space mission to the moon since 1976.
Recently, the Russian space mission to search for water on the moon has suffered from an ‘abnormal situation’.

According to foreign media reports, the National Space Agency of Russia says that an unusual situation has occurred with the Russian Luna-25 spacecraft.

The agency said the spacecraft encountered an “abnormal situation” as it prepared to move into its pre-landing orbit.

A Russian spacecraft is scheduled to land on the moon’s south pole on Monday, in an effort to explore the part of the moon that scientists believe may contain frozen water and precious elements.

“During the operation itself, an unusual situation occurred on the station, which did not allow maneuvering with certain parameters,” the space agency said in a brief statement on Saturday.

Without giving further details, he said experts are analyzing the situation.

It should be noted that Luna-25 is the first Russian spacecraft to do so since 1976.

Almost a small rover, it will aim to spend a year at the South Pole, where in recent years scientists from NASA and other space agencies have tracked signs of frozen water in craters.

The presence of water is important enough to possibly allow a long-term human stay on the Moon.

Earlier, the space agency said it had received results from the Luna 25 mission ahead of time and was analyzing them.

The agency also posted images of the moon’s Zeeman crater taken by the spacecraft. The crater is the third deepest in the southern hemisphere of the Moon, with a width of 190 km and a depth of eight km.

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It added that the data received so far has provided information about the chemical elements in the lunar soil and will also help in the operation of instruments designed to study the near surface of the moon.

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