Roscosmos intends to implement the project “Luna-Grunt”

Роскосмос намерен реализовать проект "Луна-Грунт"

Roscosmos did not intend to abandon the implementation of the project “Luna-Grunt”, said the press service of the Corporation.

Earlier Tuesday, the scientific Director of the Institute of astronomy, Boris Shustov said that Russia supposedly abandoned this project and instead designated the five spacecraft in the framework of the program of studying the moon is scheduled to run only four.

“Work on the Lunar program, planned within the framework of the Federal space program for 2016-2025, are implemented according to plan. In particular, the contract to develop the terms of reference for the mission “Luna-Grunt” signed and implemented”, — said the representative of the press service.

Federal space program suggests, including the launch in 2020 of the space station “Luna-Resource” with the landing apparatus and an Autonomous Rover.

Also, the PCF provides for the creation of the necessary basis for full-scale exploration of the moon after 2025 and the implementation, by 2030, of landing a man on the moon, notes on the website of Roscosmos.