MOSCOW: Russia is resuming lunar exploration after years of launching major space science projects this year, the chief of the National Space Agency has said, Russia is going to resume lunar exploration for the first time in 45 years.

According to the details, Russia has big plans in space science in the year 2021, 29 rockets will be launched into space by Russia.

Russian Lunar Exploration

Dmitry Rogozin, CEO of the Roscosmos Corporation for Russian Space Activities, told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday that Russia would launch 29 space rockets in 2021, according to the timetable.

The chief of the Russian National Space Agency said that in 2020, 17 space rockets were launched and 7 military missiles were launched.

“This year we have to implement very important projects. For the first time in 45 years, we will resume moon exploration,” Rogozin said.

He said that the module (the part that separates from the spacecraft) would be launched in October from the spaceport Vostochny. This will be followed by the automatic detection of the moon, and then the manned program.
Rogozin said two modules would be sent to the International Space Station (ISS), both already at the southern Kazakhstan-based spaceport of Bikaner, and their electrical tests were about to be completed. The largest module, the Nauka, will be launched in May, while the test of the Angara space rocket will continue.


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