Luna 27 robotic lander will be launched in 2016 to search for water, oxygen and fuel on the Moon’s unexplored South Pole, under the plans
European and Russian space agencies are planning a series of lunar exploration missions that could pave the way for the return of humans to the moon and even a permanent colony.
A robotic lander called Luna 27 will be launched in five years’ time and will search for water, oxygen and fuel on the Moon’s unexplored South Pole, under the plans.
Unlike the “space race” of the Cold War, the project will rely on international collaboration.
Led by Russia’s Roscosmos, the mission is expected to be approved by the European Space Agency’s member state in late 2016.