For the first time in about half a century since the former Soviet Union, Russia's unmanned lunar probe was launched and began flying toward the moon. It will attempt to land the world's first moon near the south pole.
Russia's space development corporation "Roscosmos" announced that the unmanned lunar probe "Luna 25" was launched from the Bostochny Cosmodrome in Amur Province, Far East at 11:8 a.m. on the 10th, Japan time, and put it into orbit toward the moon.
It has been about half a century since Russia launched a lunar probe in 1976 during the former Soviet era.
The spacecraft is scheduled to attempt to land near the south pole of the moon for the first time on the 24st of this month, and plans to spend about a year investigating the resources of the moon, including water.
Initially, ESA = European Space Agency was also cooperated and was planned to be equipped with a camera, but it was canceled due to Russia's military invasion of Ukraine.
Regarding lunar exploration, India also launched the probe "Chandrayaan-21" last month and plans to attempt to land on the moon at the end of this month, and competition among countries, mainly in the United States and China, is intensifying.
Russia is planning to send more probes to the moon around 1, with a view to manned moon landings.