Russia says Luna-25 spacecraft enters lunar orbit
Updated 21:09, 16-Aug-2023

Russia's lunar lander entered the moon's orbit on Wednesday, a major step towards the Russian aim of being first to execute a soft landing on the south pole of Earth's only natural satellite in a search for water ice.

The Luna-25 entered the moon's orbit at 11:57 Moscow time (8:57 GMT), Russia's space corporation, Roscosmos, said.

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