Luna-25 Spacecraft : Russia
Russia is to make a remarkable leap in lunar exploration with the launch of its Luna-25 spacecraft.
- This venture not only signifies a resurgence in space exploration but also represents a strategic race with India to reach the moon’s south pole.
- The quest is driven by the tantalizing potential of the moon’s south pole to provide a crucial resource – water.
- It will be launched from the Vostochny cosmodrome, which is situated 5,550 kilometers from Moscow
- India’s Chandrayaan-3 lunar lander, scheduled to touch down on the moon’s south pole on August 23, is competing in a captivating lunar race with Russia’s Luna-25.
- Both nations aim to explore the potential of the moon’s south pole as a valuable source of water, which could have profound implications for future human presence in space.
- The moon’s south pole holds the promise of vast ice deposits that could potentially be utilized as a resource to support human activities on the lunar surface.
- The presence of ice opens doors for extracting fuel, oxygen, and even drinking water, vital for the sustenance of future human endeavors in space.