Russia will be able to land cosmonauts on the Moon by 2030. This was announced on Tuesday, October 4, by the General director of Roscosmos, Yuri Borisov. He also recalled that within the framework of the lunar program, Russia is preparing to send the Luna-25 automatic lander to the moon.
“It will be followed by Luna-26, 27, 28, and by 2030 we will be technologically ready to land Russian cosmonauts on the Moon,” Borisov said.
In July, Roscosmos reported that a flight to the Moon on a Russian ship for a team of four people would cost four times cheaper than a similar launch of a lunar team at NASA. It was noted that such an indicator was achieved due to the effective use of the basic developments of Soviet programs and development focused on economic advantages.
On Cosmonautics Day, April 12, Russian President, Vladimir Putin, during a working visit to the Vostochny cosmodrome, said that the country intends to resume the Lunar program and launch the Luna-25 (“Moon-25”) robotic complex. He noted that Russia will persistently implement all its plans in the space sphere, despite external pressure.