Luna-Glob (cruise configuration) [Lavochkin]
Luna-Glob (with LORD deployed) [ROSKOSMOS]
The Russian mission Luna-Glob will be the next russian lunar mission after a many year-long hiatus.
The mission will deploy 4 high speed penetrators, leftover from the cancelled japanese Lunar-A project, as well as a small polar lander.
After orbit insertion Luna-Glob will first deploy the polar lander, which will make a powered soft landing. Then four penetrators will be deployed, each making a hard impact on different parts of the moon. After deploying the landing payloads, the orbiter will unfurl the lightshades of the LORD instruments.
The orbiter will carry the LORD astronomy payload designed to study ultra-high-energy cosmic rays. The device would capture elementary particles with enormous speed and energy. Under normal circumstances, such a particle can not be caught by any devices, since they can easily pass through layers of any substance. The LORD instrument will detect those particles of superhigh energies, which are slowed down by passing through the moon.
During development, the focus of the misson was changed and it was changed to the Luna Glob lander.
|Type / Application:||Lunar orbiter, lander and impactors|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Luna-Glob Polar Lander||-||cancelled||Ba LC-45/1||Zenit-3F|
|Luna-Glob High Speed Penetrator 1||-||cancelled||Ba LC-45/1||Zenit-3F|
|Luna-Glob High Speed Penetrator 2||-||cancelled||Ba LC-45/1||Zenit-3F|
|Luna-Glob High Speed Penetrator 3||-||cancelled||Ba LC-45/1||Zenit-3F|
|Luna-Glob High Speed Penetrator 4||-||cancelled||Ba LC-45/1||Zenit-3F|