The Russian lunar lander mission Luna-Glob or Luna 25 will be the next russian lunar mission after a decades-long hiatus.
After a very convoluted definition process, going from orbiter missions with impactors and small landers, to combined orbiter and lander missions, the mission was finally developed as a lunar polar lander.
The lander will land near the Lunar south pole at the Boguslavsky crater. It will carry a 30 kg science payload containing a soil-sampling robotic arm and possibly additional surface-drilling hardware.
Launch is planned on a Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M rocket, either from Baikonur or Vostoichny. Although a launch in 2018 or 2019 is baselined, delays are expected.
|Type / Application:||Lunar lander|
|Power:||Solar cells, RTG, batteries|
|Lifetime:||> 1 year|
|Luna-Glob (Luna 25)||-||2018||Ba or Vo||Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M|