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Russia vows to put Russian cosmonauts on Moon no later than 2030
by Staff Writers
Moscow (XNA) Apr 17, 2015

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The Federal Space Agency Roscosmos of Russia said Tuesday it would keep implementing space exploration projects in spite of the current economic difficulties and would work to help Russian cosmonauts land on the Moon no later than 2030.

Roscosmos head Igor Komarov told reporters that with limited government funds, they have updated programs envisaging construction of a super-heavy carrier rocket and orbital satellite groups, as well as near-Earth manned missions and Moon landing project.

He added that the updated versions of space exploration projects would be submitted to the government for approval.

Komarov also said that Roscosmos has been developing all preliminary stages for the lunar program.

While stressing that current economic slowdown would not become a drag on Russia's ambition of space exploration, Komarov vowed that Russian cosmonauts would land on the Moon no later than 2030 using super-heavy Angara rocket.

"We decided to implement the Lunar program using new Angara heavy rocket, which we hope to be launched from the Vostochny ( cosmodrome in Far East) in 2024 to 2025," Komarov was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying.

If everything goes well, they envisages unmanned Lunar landings in 2027 to 2028 and pilot trips to the Moon in 2029 and 2030, Komarov said.

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