The Luna-25 probe had problems during its entry into orbit before landing
According to Roscosmos, an interruption occurred during the Luna-25 probe’s attempt to enter orbit before landing. The order to enter orbit was given at 2:10 p.m. Moscow time. Unfortunately, an unexpected incident prevented the probe from performing its planned maneuvering mission. Roscosmos stated that their experts are currently investigating the situation.
“Today, according to the flight program of the Luna-25 probe, at 2:10 pm Moscow time, the probe was ordered to enter orbit before landing. During the operation, a field The emergency that occurred on the space probe did not allow it to perform the operation according to the necessary parameters,” Roscosmos said.
The Luna-25 probe was launched via the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle from the Vostochny cosmodrome on August 11 and previously performed orbital correction on August 12 and 14. successfully entered lunar orbit on August 16.