Tuesday / 1 September 2015

Russia To Launch Luna-Glob To Moon South Pole 2016?

9012015 Despite Recent Budget Cuts & Technical Difficulties Lunar Mission Announced For 2016 Launch With Russia Space Research Institute (IKI) Luna-Glob; IKI Researcher Vladislav Tretyakov Comments Inaugural Moon South Pole Landing In Boguslawski Crater “Research Will Be Carried Out Directly On Board The Probe”; Temperature Variations Of -153° To 123° C Will Be Moderated With Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator; Studies Include Landing / Extreme Environment Operations / Thermal Properties Of Lunar Soil; Possibility To Further Astronomy From The Moon

Credit: IKI, Lavochkin, Roskosmos