News about Luna 25: Russian lunar spacecraft destroyed after colliding with lunar surface
“On August 19, according to the flight program of Luna-25, an impulse was provided to form an elliptical orbit before its landing. At about 14:57 Moscow time, communication with the Luna-25 device was interrupted. Measures taken on August 19 and 20 to search for the device and communicate with it did not yield any results,” Roscosmos State Space Corporation said on its official Telegram channel.
The space agency added that, according to the results of preliminary analysis, due to the deviation of the actual parameters of the pulse from the calculated parameters, the instrument has moved to an orbit beyond the design and “no longer exists”. exists due to collisions with the lunar surface.”
Roscosmos said an interagency committee was set up specifically to deal with the issues of clarifying the cause of the Moon’s disappearance.