Russian cosmonauts will land on the moon in 2031

The first manned Russian expedition will go to the moon in 2031, its objectives will be the work that

will include "operations by activitycosmonauts on the moon "and" work on the tasks of the RAS ". This became known from the document of the head institute of Roscosmos TsNIIMash, a copy of which was in the location of the agency RIA "Novosti". At the same time, Alexander Bloshenko, Advisor to the Director General of Roskosmos for Science, noted that there is no specific date for the flight to the Moon.

In particular, the state corporation in 2032plans to deliver a heavy moon rover with the ability of astronauts to travel to the Earth’s satellite, as well as an expedition that will test the movements of the Earth’s satellite.

The next expedition will have to makelong-distance moonmobile trips and testing facilities that will be engaged in research. In a year, the construction of the lunar base will begin.

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Each expedition received a code name - fromM1 to M5. They will be carried out at the expense of two launches of an extra-heavy rocket, which will bring a manned spacecraft and an airborne landing complex into orbit for disembarkation and subsequent launch from the moon.

At the end of 2018, the Council on Spacethe concept of the Russian lunar program, however, asked to add it. In this case, the timing of its implementation are planned until 2040. Sources of the agency said that the federal Roscosmos program is estimated at 1.5 trillion rubles.