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From liftoff to lunar crash: The visual chronicle of Russia's Luna 25 mission

Published on Aug 20, 2023 06:19 PM IST
  • Luna 25 crashed: Russia's first moon mission since the Soviet era ended in failure as its Luna-25 spacecraft lost control and collided with the moon.
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A model of the lunar landing spacecraft Luna-25 is on display at an exposition of the international military-technical forum Army-2023 at Patriot Congress and Exhibition Centre in the Moscow region, Russia, on August 18.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A model of the lunar landing spacecraft Luna-25 is on display at an exposition of the international military-technical forum Army-2023 at Patriot Congress and Exhibition Centre in the Moscow region, Russia, on August 18.(REUTERS)

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The photograph released by the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos on August 7 shows technicians finishing assembling a Soyuz 2.1b rocket carrying the Luna-25 lander ahead of its launch scheduled for August 11.(Roscosmos via AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The photograph released by the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos on August 7 shows technicians finishing assembling a Soyuz 2.1b rocket carrying the Luna-25 lander ahead of its launch scheduled for August 11.(Roscosmos via AFP)

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The photograph released by Russian Space Agency Roscosmos on July 13, 2023, shows the Luna-25 rover installed by technicians at the Vostochny cosmodrome, some 180 km north of Blagoveschensk, in the Amur region. (Roscosmos via AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The photograph released by Russian Space Agency Roscosmos on July 13, 2023, shows the Luna-25 rover installed by technicians at the Vostochny cosmodrome, some 180 km north of Blagoveschensk, in the Amur region. (Roscosmos via AFP)

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The Soyuz-2.1b rocket booster with the lunar landing spacecraft Luna-25 is rolled out onto the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Amur region, Russia, August 8(Roscosmos via REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The Soyuz-2.1b rocket booster with the lunar landing spacecraft Luna-25 is rolled out onto the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Amur region, Russia, August 8(Roscosmos via REUTERS)

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The Soyuz-2.1b rocket with the moon lander Luna 25 automatic station is set at a launch pad at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Russian Far East on August 8.(Roscosmos via AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The Soyuz-2.1b rocket with the moon lander Luna 25 automatic station is set at a launch pad at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Russian Far East on August 8.(Roscosmos via AP)

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The Soyuz-2.1b rocket with the moon lander Luna-25 automatic station takes off from a launch pad at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Russia's Far East, on August 11.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The Soyuz-2.1b rocket with the moon lander Luna-25 automatic station takes off from a launch pad at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Russia's Far East, on August 11.(AP)

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The STS-L on-board television cameras received the first images from space on August 13. These images show the elements of the device's design against the background of the Earth, from which we have already departed forever.(Roscosmos) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The STS-L on-board television cameras received the first images from space on August 13. These images show the elements of the device's design against the background of the Earth, from which we have already departed forever.(Roscosmos)

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A picture taken from the camera of the lunar landing spacecraft Luna-25 during its flight to the moon shows the mission emblem and the bucket of the lunar manipulator complex, August 15(Roscosmos) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A picture taken from the camera of the lunar landing spacecraft Luna-25 during its flight to the moon shows the mission emblem and the bucket of the lunar manipulator complex, August 15(Roscosmos)

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The STS-L on-board television cameras received the first images from space on August 13. These images show the elements of the device's design against the background of the Moon.(Roscosmos) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The STS-L on-board television cameras received the first images from space on August 13. These images show the elements of the device's design against the background of the Moon.(Roscosmos)

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The image taken by Luna 25 shows the southern polar crater Zeeman on the back side of the Moon.(Russian Space Agency Roscosmos) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The image taken by Luna 25 shows the southern polar crater Zeeman on the back side of the Moon.(Russian Space Agency Roscosmos)

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Russia's first moon mission in 47 years failed when its Luna 25 spacecraft spun out of control and crashed into the moon after a problem preparing for pre-landing orbit. (Artistic expression of Luna 25 landing/ X) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 20, 2023 06:19 PM IST

Russia's first moon mission in 47 years failed when its Luna 25 spacecraft spun out of control and crashed into the moon after a problem preparing for pre-landing orbit. (Artistic expression of Luna 25 landing/ X)

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